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Bob Woodruff

Bob Woodruff coached college football for nearly 25 years, including two different stints as an assistant coach at the University of Tennessee and 10 seasons as the head coach at the University of Florida. Woodruff began his coaching career at Tennessee in 1939, where he spent three seasons as an assistant. He eventually took over at Florida in 1950 and led the Gators through the 1959 season. In 10 seasons at Florida Woodruff’s teams posted five winning seasons including four in a row from 1956-1959. He had four teams end a season ranked in the final Associated Press polls and reached two bowl games with the Gators – in 1952 and 1958. He stepped down as head coach following the ’59 season with a 53-42-6 as coach of the Gators. In 1983 he was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame. Woodruff also served as the athletic director at Florida from 1950-1959 and at Tennessee from 1963-1965. He passed away in 2001 at the age of 85.

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