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Heide Woodcock

Heidi Woodcock enters her eight season as the head coach of the Cortland women’s soccer program in 2010 after serving as an assistant coach for the Red Dragons during the spring of 2004.

In 2009, the Red Dragons finished 12-5-3 and advanced to the SUNYAC tournament championship game. Four players earned all-conference honors and two were all-region selections. Cortland has finished second in the conference in four of Woodcock's first six seasons as head coach. In 2008, the Red Dragons finished 8-6-5 overall and reached the league semifinals.

In 2007, Woodcock earned SUNYAC Coach of the Year honors and led the Red Dragons to a 12-6-2 record and a SUNYAC finals appearance. During the season, Cortland strung together a 10-game unbeaten streak (9-0-1) before falling in the conference championship game.

In 2006, Woodcock led the Red Dragons to a 10-8-1 record and won a SUNYAC tournament quarterfinal game before having their season end in the conference semifinals. In 2005, Cortland finished with a 12-9 record and reached the finals of the SUNYAC Tournament. That season, the Red Dragons featured the SUNYAC Rookie of the Year and two all-region selections. 

The Red Dragons compiled a 9-10-2 record and reached the finals of the SUNYAC tournament in Woodcock’s initial season. Three of Woodcock’s players earned all-state honors, including the NYSWCAA Defensive Player of the Year.

Woodcock is a 2002 graduate of Nazareth College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and was a starting center defender for the nationally ranked women’s soccer program. As a senior, she was named a second team All-American and the Empire 8 Player of the Year. Formerly Heidi Brown, she was also a two-time all-region and three­-time all-state and all-conference selection. She earned her master’s degree in Sports Science from the United States Sports Academy in the summer of 2005.