Sage Woodham has been hired by Southern Arkansas University as assistant director of athletics for Internal Operations/senior woman administrator director of Athletics.
Athletic Director Steve Browning said the appointment was effective immediately.
Woodham, a native of Daphne, AL, returns to Magnolia in an administrative role and brings with her a surplus of experience from the past 13 years as a student-athlete and coach.
"I am excited to see Sage rejoin the Mulerider athletics family," said Browning. "Her knowledge of Southern Arkansas University and intercollegiate athletics will make her a great asset to our team."
Browning added, "There is no doubt that our coaches, student-athletes, and colleagues throughout the Great American Conference are going to enjoy working alongside Sage."
Her most recent stops include one season as the pitching coach at Division II North Georgia where she helped the Nighthawks to a fifth-place finish nationally at the 2018 NCAA Division II Women's College World Series. Prior to her one year at UNG, Woodham served in the same capacity for one season at Division I Georgia Tech in 2016-17.
In her first stint at Southern Arkansas, Woodham served as the Mulerider softball pitching coach in an assistant role and was instrumental in guiding the 2016 team to the Great American Conference Tournament Championship, the Central Region Championship and the program's first-ever berth in the NCAA Division II Women's College World Series.
Woodham's first four years of coaching collegiately came as a graduate assistant at Augusta State (Ga.) (2009-11) and as an assistant coach at the University of North Alabama (2012-14).
In all, Woodham developed multiple pitchers that would stake claim to all-American, all-region, and all-conference honors in addition to capturing national player of the year awards and major statistical accolades.
Before becoming a coach, Woodham was a standout pitcher for the storied University of Alabama-Huntsville softball team from 2006-09. While playing at UAH, Woodham was a two-time All-American and named the Gulf South Conference Pitcher of the Decade (2000s) in 2010. During her career, she won 91 games and posted a 1.22 ERA with 607 strikeouts. Woodham also helped lead the Chargers to a national runner-up finish in the 2009 NCAA Division II World Series.
Woodham finished up her eligibility in 2009 at UAH where she was majoring in secondary education and history. In 2010, she graduated from Oklahoma Panhandle State with a bachelor of arts in social science with a minor in natural science and in 2012, she received a master's degree in kinesiology from Augusta State.