Woodstock High School has promoted longtime assistant Brent Budde to head football coach.
Budde is a “lifer” at Woodstock, beginning his coaching career at Woodsock in 1998, and serving as defensive coordinator for the past eight years. He succeeds Mike O’Brien, who retired after posting a 10-2 record this season. O’Brien, the former Valdosta coach, was at Woodstock for seven seasons.
“I am honored to be chosen to continue to winning tradition that we have established at Woodstock,” Budde said in a statement. “I will continue to make sure that our student-athletes excel in the classroom, as well as on the football field.”
Budde, who graduated from the University of Georgia, was picked the vacancy, which generated more than 100 applicants for the position. He is a three-time winner of Defensive Coordinator of the Year by the Cherokee County Gridiron Club.
“(Budde’s) knowledge of the game, our players, our program, combined with his tremendous coaching ability and enthusiasm, made his the perfect choice to lead the Woodstock High School football program to even greater success,” Woodstock principal Bill Sebring said.