A native of Woodbridge, Va., Jen Woodie is a graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Masters of Education in Sport Leadership.
Woodie assists the Director of Athletics with scheduling, prospect events and travel preparation. She assists in creating trip itineraries, including presidential biographies for prospect meetings. Woodie also assists in preparing travel authorizations and reimbursement requests for the administrative staff in the department. She works closely with the development staff to plan donor/prospect events and manages the Director of Athletics’ Suite during all home basketball games, stewarding donors and prospects for both Athletics and the University. Woodie served as the event planner for the 2012 Black & Gold Ball while in her role as the Director for Stewardship, Gift Processing & Special Events, which helped raise over $70,000 for the Ram Athletic Fund. She also planned both the 2011 and 2012 Men’s Basketball Banquets accommodating over 450 guests, which included staff, student-athletes, family members and donors. Woodie is passionate about collegiate athletics and brings a new outlook to this position.
During her time as an undergraduate at VCU, Woodie was a four year letter winner and starter for the Women’s Soccer Team, serving as captain her junior and senior seasons. She helped VCU capture their first ever conference championship in 2004, earning tournament MVP, and led the team to two consecutive appearances in the NCAA tournament. The team finished the 2005 season with a rank of No. 32 in the country, raising the bar for the program. Woodie was a member of the 2006 U21 U.S. Women’s National Team Pool and inducted into the Woodbridge Senior High School Hall of Fame in 2011.
Prior to rejoining the VCU Athletic Department, Woodie served as the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at the University of Richmond for five seasons. She earned her Masters Degree in Sport Leadership in 2008 while in her first year at Richmond. Woodie helped improve the Spiders program through her recruiting efforts, passion for the game and competitive attitude. The Spiders went 13-5-3 (7-1-1 in conference) in 2011, making history with the fewest losses and longest win streak in a season.
Woodie resides in Richmond and co-coaches the Deep Run Varsity Girls Soccer team in her spare time.