Tennessee women’s assistant coach Jennifer Woodruff has decided not to return from her maternity leave, and will step-down as Matt Kredich’s right-hand assistant in Knoxville, he confirmed Thursday.
Woodruff was surely set to be a huge piece of the continuing effort to combine the Volunteers’ men’s and women’s programs before next season, but there will be few hard-feelings on deck as she is choosing to spend more time with her new son Carter, who was born in March.
The 7-year assistant is regarded as one of the top assistants in the country, with more-than-one recruit we spoke with naming her, specifically, as a reason for their commitment.
She will still be around the program, as she and her husband Chris, who is the associate head coach of the men’s tennis team, aren’t going anywhere in the immediate future. When Ashley Jahn is officially made a part of the staff, the group will be her, Bret Lundgard from Army.
There will still be two more assistants added to the staff.
Woodruff will still be around, as her and husband Chris, the associate head coach of the men’s tennis team at Tennessee, aren’t going anywhere in the immediate future.