OSKALOOSA, IA — Oskaloosa High School has named Caitlin Woods as its next head softball coach.
Woods comes to Oskaloosa from Lexington, Tennessee, where she attended Lexington High School until graduating in 2014. During her high school career, she was a starting catcher for the softball team for four years and was named to the all-state team three times. Her team won four district championships and were the 2013 Tennessee state champions.
After high school, Woods continued playing softball at Jackson State Community College and Martin Methodist College. At JSCC, Woods was part of the 2017 team that set the school record in all sport programs for most wins in a season, with 41.
Woods later suffered an injury that ended her softball career, prompting her to begin coaching at Lexington High School and Henderson County North Middle School. She helped lead the Lexington High School softball team to three regular-season district championship wins, three regional championship wins, and three sub-state champion wins. The team won the 2022 state championship with a record of 49-1.
Currently, Woods is pursuing a degree in history, anticipated in October 2023.
“I am excited to bring my coaching style and the knowledge and experience that I have developed over the years as a player and a coach to Oskaloosa,” said Woods. “My goals for this program is to continue growing it to new heights and create a team culture that reflects this community’s core values. Together, we will strive for success on and off the field.”
Woods will begin leading the Osky girls’ softball team in preparation for the upcoming spring season.