On the 17th day of May, 1997, Glenville State College lost its number one fan and the community of Glenville lost a legendary citizen.
Jack Woodyard's life was a monument to model citizenship. He was one whose volunteer spirit and dedication to his community was immeasurable. Jack retired after thirty-eight years of service with the US Postal Service. He was honored by the Rotary Club with the "Service Above Self" Award, the WV Jefferson Award, and the Governor's "Distinguished WV Citizen" Award. Jack was a member of the Masonic Lodge for fifty years, and an active member of the Lion's Club and Shrine Club. He also served as Fire Chief for the Fire Department.
For many years, Jack Woodyard voluntarily supplied, staffed and operated the End zone Club Room at Pioneer Stadium as a living museum of Pioneer Athletic History. His labor of love was to devote countless hours, documenting our rich sports history for generations to come. He proudly attended all GSC football games, both home and away.
The End zone Room, now affectionately known as the Jack Woodyard Room, pays tribute to our Athletic Programs through Jack's photographs, and honors Jack Woodyard's legacy as GSC'S all-time number one fan…...an individual who has touched the hearts and souls of Pioneers for decades.
The Jack Woodyard Sports Collection is a comprehensive history of athletics at GSC. The complete collection, housed in the GSC Archive Office, includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, team rosters, schedules, statistics, photographs and awards from both men's and women's sporting events. This collection also includes information on sports related activities such as homecoming courts, cheerleaders, GSC Pioneers and Hall of Fame inductees.