Former University of Alabama receivers coach Woodrow “Woody” McCorvey, who has since 2008 served as associate athletics director for football administration at Clemson University, is one of eight individuals selected for induction into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.
MCorvey was born in Grove Hill but moved to Atmore with his family at age 5, when his father, Woodrow McCorvey Sr., was hired as principal, teacher and coach at Escambia County Training School.
He played quarterback at Alabama State College (now Alabama State University) from 1968-1971 before starting a coaching career that culminated in his current position.
McCorvey coached in the high school ranks for several years before being hired in 1978 as an assistant coach at North Carolina Central.
He was UA’s receivers coach under Gene Stallings and has also held positions at Alabama A&M, Mississippi State, South Carolina, and Tennessee during his 26-years-plus career.
McCorvey, who met current Clemson coach Dabo Swinney when Swinney was a wide receiver at Alabama, has been part of five national championship teams, and teams on which he has coached or otherwise been associated with have played in 31 bowl games.
The induction ceremony is scheduled for May 2, 2020 at Birmingham Ballroom in the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel.
For a more in-depth story on MCCorvey’s selection, see the December 11 edition of Atmore News.