Steph Wood, Executive Director
Steph Wood comes to the Cover 3 Foundation after nearly 10 years in Sports Skill Development and Sports Management in the for-profit sector. Additionally, Steph has 5 years in Non-Profit Organization Management and has written several successful non-profit programs such as Reach for Rim and The Stronger Woman. After her successful 6 year career as a National Basketball Clinician and Speaker, Steph brings her talents to Cover 3 Football because it combines two of her favorite things, philanthropy and sports.
In high school, Stephanie excelled in three sports; Softball, Volleyball and Basketball. Additionally she was an All-Star Soccer player for nearly 10 years. She competed in track meets and sang in the school and district choirs. It was always basketball that kept her on the court late at night, playing horse with her father and taking on the local boys in a game of pickup. After high school graduation, Steph attended Chowan College and played basketball and softball until an injury.
After taking a break from basketball, Stephanie found herself involved again only now she was coaching. She began in the recreation leagues. She went to coaching clinics and became a student of the game. Years later, she is responsible for taking Southampton Academy in Courtland, VA to their first Conference Championship 3-peat in 10 years and first State Final Four appearance in the school’s history.
After a very successful stint with Ganon Baker Basketball, which included nearly 10 years as a National/International Basketball Clinician, Steph leaped out on her own to form The Stronger Woman out of her overwhelming passion to help females feel empowered and strong. She works with female basketball and softball players on their sport and life skills.
Steph grew up idolizing coaches like Wendy Larry and Pat Summitt. She is most driven by her responsibility as a mother. She believes that her legacy will ultimately be how she has taught her daughter to walk through life. She gets her inspiration from her faith in God and teaches through the experiences that she has had in sports and life.
Since her start with the foundation, Steph has successfully written grants, programs and helped to design and implement a grassroots football curriculum alongside CEO, Greg Scott. She also facilitates C3's Kid's Meals on an administrative level. She manages and writes all content for www.cover3foundation.org and manages all aspects of the foundation and Greg Scott's Motivational Speeches.