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Alexander Von Wood (born March 14, 1955) is a college football coach, who currently the quarterbacks coach at University of Delaware. He was the head coach at Florida A&M University between 2015 and 2017. He was the head coach for James Madison University between 1995 and 1998.[1] He compiled a 23–22 overall record. He won two national championships as an assistant coach at the University of Miami in 1989 and 1991.

Alex Wood
Current position
TitleQuarterbacks coach
Biographical details
Born (1955-03-14) March 14, 1955 (age 64)
Massillon, Ohio
Playing career
Position(s)Running back, special teams
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1978Iowa (GA)
1979–1980Kent State (WR)
1981Southern Illinois (DB)
1982–1984Southern (DC)
1985–1986Wyoming (WR/TE)
1987–1988Washington State (TE)
1989–1992Miami (FL) (RB)
1993–1994Wake Forest (OC/QB)
1995–1998James Madison
1999–2002Minnesota Vikings (QB)
2003Cincinnati Bengals (WR)
2004Arizona Cardinals (OC)
2006–2007Arkansas (QB)
2010Miami (OH) (WR)
2011–2014Buffalo (OC/WR-QB)
2014Buffalo (interim HC)
2015–2017Florida A&M
2018–presentDelaware (QB)
Head coaching record

Wood played for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 1975 to 1977 as a running back and special teams player. He graduated from Iowa in 1979 with a degree in secondary education and social studies. He also began his coaching career as a student assistant at his alma mater in 1978. He has over 30 years in coaching experience at both the college and National Football League (NFL) ranks.[2]


Personal lifeEdit

Wood, from Massillon, Ohio, played football and wrestled at Massillon Washington High School. He and his wife, Rosa, have three children – Jerrel, Alex and Natalie.

Coaching treeEdit

Assistant coaches under Alex Wood who became NCAA head coaches:

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
James Madison Dukes (Yankee Conference) (1995–1996)
1995 James Madison 8–4 6–2 T–2nd (Mid-Atlantic)
1996 James Madison 7–4 5–3 T–5th (Mid-Atlantic)
James Madison Dukes (Atlantic 10 Conference) (1997–1998)
1997 James Madison 5–6 3–5 10th (Mid-Atlantic)
1998 James Madison 3–8 2–6 T–10th (Mid-Atlantic)
James Madison: 23–22 16–16
Buffalo Bulls[n 1] (Mid-American Conference) (2014)
2014 Buffalo 2–2 2–2 3rd (East)
Buffalo: 2–2 2–2
Florida A&M Rattlers (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) (2015–2017)
2015 Florida A&M 1–10 1–7 T–8th
2016 Florida A&M 4–7 4–4 T–5th
2017 Florida A&M 3–8 2–6 T–8th
Florida A&M: 8–25 7–17
Total: 33–49


  1. ^ Wood served as interim head coach after Jeff Quinn was fired during the season.


  1. ^ Alex Wood - James Madison football
  2. ^ Miami University RedHawk Football Archived February 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine Alex Wood

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