Joe Woodley is in his third year as Defensive Coordinator for the Vikings. Woodley was instrumental in Grand View's second place MSFA finish with a 6-1 record in 2009 and was selected as the MSFA Assistant Coach of the Year. The Vikings were 8-3 overall in 2009 and Woodley coached Grand View's first football All-American, defensive back Titus Bland, whoe was selected to both the NAIA and AFCA All-American teams.
Prior to Grand View, Woodley spent the last two seasons as the defensive line and linebacker coach at Johnston High School. The Dragons were 7-2 in 2007, the best record in program history.
Prior to his stint at Johnston, Woodley spent two seasons at St. Ambrose University where he coached the defensive backs and linebackers. In Woodley's two years at St. Ambrose, the Bees were 15-5, were in the top 10 in the nation defensively, and made a playoff appearance. Woodley coached under Todd Sturdy who is now the Offensive Coordinator at Washington State.
Woodley played at Iowa State University from 1999-2004. He was a team captain and played in three bowl games; the Insight Bowl, The Independence Bowl, and the Humanitarian Bowl.
A West Des Moines, Iowa, native, Woodley was both a First Team Elite All-State Linebacker and Central Iowa Metro League (CIML) Player of the Year for the Valley High School Tigers in 1998.
From 2008 to 2009, Woodley has helped the Vikings improve in almost every defensive statistical category. He was named 2009 Mid States Football Association Assistant Coach of the Year and helped in recruiting many All-Conference players. Titus Bland was an All-American cornerback, EJ Peterson was a first team All-Conference linebacker, Josh Monette was a second team All-Conference linebacker, and Mayron Martinez was also a second team All-Conference linebacker.
He also recruited All-Conference players Tyler Anderson, Adam Dutcher, Brandon Howard, and Daryl Ford.
Woodley's recruiting areas include Central Iowa, Iowa Central Community College, and Houston, Texas.
Woodley resides in Grimes with his wife Jen and daughter Anna. They are expecting their second child in October.