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Department of Physical Education : Display Biographical Details

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Dr. Bart Woodworth

Assistant Professor/Director of Operations and Training
Colonel, US Army Retired

Contact Information:
Office Location: Bldg 727, Arvin CPDC, Room B34
Phone: 2969
Dr. Bart “Woody” Woodworth is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Education. Woody has been teaching and coaching at the United States Military Academy at West Point since 1992. He currently serves as the Director for Operations (DOPS) and Course Director for Scuba (PE432), Snowboarding (PE437), and Advanced Sports Development – PIAD (PE471).

Woody began his tour a West Point as a Military Instructor in the Department of Physical Education. His teaching responsibilities have included, boxing, wrestling, close quarters combat, survival swimming, gymnastics, Scuba, Snowboarding, Alpine and Nordic Skiing. In addition, he has served as the Director of Competitive Sports, Cadet Summer Training, Strength Development, Aquatics, and the Rugby program.

His first experience as a coach for the Black Knights was as an assistant throwing coach for the Army Track Team from 1992-94. Throwers he coached went on to be All Americans and also participated in the World Class Athlete Program. In 1994 he resigned his Regular Army Commission to accept a position as the head assistant coach for Army Wrestling. For 6-seasons, from 1994-2000 he was responsible for the recruiting and physical conditioning of the team. In 1997 Army Wrestling snapped a 34-year winless streak against Navy with a 19-12 victory.

In 2000 Woody took over the Competitive Sports program. As the Director of Competitive Sports he supervised 26 intercollegiate club teams and 320 intramural teams. Among his duties at West Point was to oversee the day-to-day operations of the competitive clubs and intramural teams to include scheduling practices and competitions, coordinating athletic participation, and establishing standards for participation in sports for coaches, officials, and athletes. 
Woody is no stranger to the Army, he is a combat veteran serving his country for over 30 years.  In 1989 he was a company commander in the 7th Infantry Division (Light) during OPERATION JUST CAUSE in Panama.  In 2004 he deployed to Iraq to serve as a Senior Operations Officer for the Combined Joint Task Force 7 (CJTF 7) and then later as the Chief of Operation for the Multi National Corps – Iraq (MNC-I) during OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM II.
Upon his return from Iraq, Woody assumed the duties as the Department of Physical Education’s Director of Operations (DOPS) synchronizing and providing command and control linkage in the major programs of Sport Medicine, Cadet Summer Training, Testing, and Operations.