Wood is named Bowie coach

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Bowie State announced yesterday the hiring of former assistant coach Sherman Wood as its head football coach.

Wood, 32, was a Bulldogs assistant from 1986 to 1991, serving as defensive coordinator in his last three years with the Division II program. He was an assistant coach last season at Virginia Union in Richmond, a rival in the Central Intercol

legiate Athletic Association.

Wood, a Division III All-America defensive back while at Salisbury State, takes over from Sanders Shiver, who resigned in March after four seasons and took an assistant's job at Howard. The Bulldogs slipped to 1-10 last season, and retaining players has been a problem.

"We've definitely got a rough road ahead of us," Wood said.

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