(Photo: Beppe Fongaro)

 

Michael Wood is a former Ohio State Buck Eyes safety with a large experience in Euroball.

FOOTBALL COACHING EXPERIENCE

Bolzano Giants Bolzano, Italy
Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator January 2017 – Present

Allgau Comets Kempten, Germany
Defensive Coordinator January 2015 – September 2016
2016 (9-7) GFL Quarter Final
2015 (15-4) GFL Semi-final, EFL Final

La Courneuve Flash Paris, France
Defensive Coordinator January 2014 – July 20142014 (5-2-1) FFFA Semi-final

Danube Dragons Vienna, Austria
Assistant Coach, Special Teams Coordinator January 2013 – August 2013
2013 (4-6) AFL Semi-final

Chapman University Orange, California
Linebackers, Special Teams Coordinator August 2007 – June 2010
2009 (4-5) Lead the nation in Kick-off Return Avg. 27.4
Defensive Line, Special Teams Coordinator
2008 (5-4) Consecutive winning seasons
2007 (6-3) First winning season in 8 years
Recruited Southern California, Oregon, Washington, Nationally

Pomona-Pitzer College Claremont, California
Defensive Coordinator, Special teams Coordinator August 2006 – July 2007
2006 (3-6) Coached Conference Defensive Player of the year, Matt Barbour,
Lead Conference in defensive takeaways with 29
Recruited Southern California, Oregon, Washington, Nationally

Ithaca College Ithaca, New York
Defensive Back Coach, Special Teams Coordinator August 2000 – March 2006
2005 (8-3) NCAA Playoffs, 2004 (9-2) ECAC Champion,
2003 (10-3) Quarterfinals NCAA Playoff, 2002 (7-3),
2001 (11-2) Quarterfinals NCAA Playoffs, 2000 (7-3)
Recruited New Jersey, New York

Columbia University New York, New York
Graduate Assistant Coach (Defense) August 1997 – June 2000
Head Coach Junior Varsity
Earned Masters Degree in Exercise Science

Bolzano Giants Bolzano, Italy
Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator January 2011- July 2011
Italian Super Bowl Champions 2009 May 2009 – July 2009
Italian 1st Division Playoffs all 6 years June 2005 – July 2006
Italian Final 1999 March 1999 – July 1999
Coached Italian National Team in 1st World Cup 1999 February 1998 – July 1998

Paris Mousquetaires Paris, France
Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator February 1997 – July 1998
French Final, Euro Bowl Semi-Final 1998

Ithaca College Ithaca, New York
Head Junior Varsity Coach August 1996 – January 1997

Kempten Comets Kempten, Germany
Defensive Coordinator- Special teams Coordinator February 1990 – October 1991
2 Year Player Coach, 1ST Division German Playoffs

EDUCATION

Columbia University New York, New York
Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from Teachers College September 1998 – June 2000

The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration September 1982 – August 1986
Walk-on and earned a full football scholarship prior to sophomore year
1985 (9-3) Citrus Bowl Champions,
1984 (9-3) Rose Bowl, Big Ten Champions,
1983 (9-3) Fiesta Bowl Champions,
1982 (9-3) Holiday Bowl Champions,

United States Naval Academy Preparatory School Newport, Rhode Island
Accepted to United State Naval Academy July 1981 – May 1982