Woods to retire after 2014 season

After spending 24 years at the helm for the Grand Valley State University softball team, coach Doug Woods announced his decision to step down at the conclusion of the 2014 campaign.

Woods, a 38-year GVSU employee, has a career record of 870-387-3 (.692), which includes 17 of the winningest seasons in team history and the 14th-most wins in the history of NCAA Division II.

He is a seven-time GLIAC Coach of the Year, and his Lakers have won five conference titles (2001, 2003, 2004, 2012, 2013).

“Doc” began his time in Allendale as the head athletic trainer.