ScoutU adds veteran recruiting scout
Tennessee’s Woodcock has 20 years experience helping athletes with their college recruiting

Sept. 11, 2018

By ScoutU staff

ScoutU is proud to officially announce that veteran college recruiter Scott Woodcock has joined its scouting team.

Woodcock, who has helped over 300 athletes go on to play in college in over 25 states as a personal recruiting coordinator and coach, started with ScoutU in mid-July.

“Scott already is making a big impact in the recruiting of several ScoutU prospects,” ScoutU Owner Jason Lauren said. “He brings a ton of experience on how to get kids recruited and has hundreds of relationships with college coaches. He is exactly the type of scout we want on our scouting team.”

Woodcock lives in Chattanooga, Tenn., and joins the ScoutU team as the Southeast Head Scout.

“I love this job and have been helping young people secure scholarships and reach their dreams of playing in college for 20 years now and have helped hundreds in several different sports,” Woodcock said. “It’s so rewarding for me when I get that call from a prospect who is about to commit, because they have found their perfect fit. That is the part I love the most and fortunately, I have placed every single kid I’ve worked with over the years, and I’m very proud of that.”

Woodcock is starting his second year as a college softball coach. Currently he is an assistant coach at Hiwassee College and last season he was an assistant coach with Bryan College. Both are NAIA schools in Tennessee.

“I am extremely passionate about sports and love to coach,” Woodcock said. “As a player, I pursued a dream to compete professionally and got a shot at rookie ball while also trying out for several major league clubs.”

Woodcock is a 10-year Marine Corps veteran (1990-99). He studied business at two Tennessee colleges: Volunteer State Community College and Austin Peay State University. He grew up in Albuquerque, NM.

In 2008, Woodcock founded the KC Freedom club softball program in Kansas City, Mo., and was a club coach for 17 years. His club coaching resume with the Freedom includes four top-10 finishes at ASA Class A nationals, a 16A USSSA Kansas state title, a first-place finish in the KC Metro, a Kansas City Metro ASA Tournament Qualifier title and a third-place finish at the Texas State Class A 16U nationals.

Woodcock coached AAU basketball for 2 years in 2000 to 2001. His eighth-grade team was ranked No. 1 in Missouri. He also was a Boys & Girls Club baseball coach for 1 year.

“I have coached several different sports over the years, and I truly love being on the field or in the gym competing,” Woodcock said. “I am so blessed to be in a profession I truly love, but helping kids is just icing on the cake for me.”

Woodcock has been married to his wife Patty for 20 years. He has four daughters and a son, the oldest being 29 and the youngest 19.

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