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Derrick Woods

Derrick Woods

Scholar Athlete of the Month | February 2019

Men's Basketball

Derrick Woods has been selected by the West Los Angeles College Athletic Department, as our male Scholar Athlete for the month of February 2019. 

Derrick graduated from Stratford High School located in Nashville, TN in 2015. He is a member of the West LA Men’s Basketball Team. Derrick has received an All-Tournament Award this past season, and has earned 1st Team All-Conference for the 2018-2019 season. Derrick is a Criminal Justice major who plans to transfer with an athletic scholarship to an HBCU. 
His son has been his biggest influence in his life; he pushes Derrick to go harder every single day. Another person who has been a big influence in Derrick’s life has been, Coach Jones. He states that he is not just a coach; he is somebody that also cares for others. His advice to other West LA Student-Athletes is, “never give up on your dreams, and create your own path in life.”