Woodstock High School announces Coach Daniel Devine as the new Head Football Coach.
Coach Devine will take over the program at Woodstock High with 20 years of coaching experience. Coach Devine started his teaching and coaching career at Hopewell High School in Charlotte, NC in 2003. Coach Devine was a special education teacher and a football assistant at Hopewell from 2003-2007 on both the defensive and offensive sides of the ball. He got his first opportunity at the head coaching position at Hickory Grove Christian School in Charlotte, NC from 2008-2010 where he received CPFC Coach of the Year honors in 2008. He then moved on to rival Westminster Catawba Christian the following two seasons where he served as the Athletic Director and Head Coach and received CPFC Coach of the Year honors in 2010. Coach Devine moved to Georgia in 2012 where he served as the Defensive Coordinator at Alpharetta HS from 2012-2016. In 2014 and 2015, Coach Devine led Alpharetta to a top ten defensive ranking in Class 6A. In 2016, Coach Devine received this first head coaching position in Georgia at North Springs HS where he took the Spartans to the playoffs for the first time in 18 years and received Region Coach of the Year honors. In 2018, he headed to Cherokee county to become Defensive Coordinator at Etowah HS. For the past two years, he has served in that same role at West Forsyth HS where he received 7A Defensive Assistants of the Year (DC/LB).
Woodstock High School Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Julie Crowe states: “We are thrilled to welcome Coach Devine and his family to Woodstock High. We are eager to see the elevation of the program for WHS, student athletes and the community under his leadership.”
Coach Dan Devine is originally from the NY area and grew up just outside of NYC in Yorktown Heights, NY. He graduated from Yorktown High in 1995, a two-time state football champion. He then went on to play Div. II college football at Chowan University. There, he was a three-year letterman. After injuries forced him to head home, there he found his passion for teaching and coaching. Coach Devine received his Bachelor of Science from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY in Behavioral Science with Psychology concentration and his Master of Education from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC in School Administration/Educational Leadership.
Coach Devine has been married to his wife Suzi for a little over a year and has two children Ethan (15) and Lia (11).
Coach Devine states, “I am truly honored to be the Head Football Coach at Woodstock High School. Our program will create an atmosphere and environment for ALL players to be successful as people as well as athletes. We will help each player reach their full athletic potential and have the opportunity to win region and state championships. We will help and prepare each player to launch their careers at the next level. More importantly, our program will be F.A.M.I.L.Y. oriented. Our players and coaches will understand the values of sacrifice, hard work, discipline, and toughness. Each player and coach in our program will represent our Woodstock family in all facets of life!”