Charlie Woollum

Charles R. Woollum (born 1940)

Teams coached: Bucknell Bison, William & Mary Tribe
Bucknell record: 318-221 (.590)
William & Mary record: 69-94 (.423)
Overall record: 387-315 (.551)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1994-2000 William & Mary
1975-1994 Bucknell
1972-1975 Old Dominion (asst)
1962-1964 William & Mary (asst)

Charlie Woollum Facts

  • Charles R. Woollum
  • Born 1940
  • Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia
  • Alma Mater: College of William & Mary (BA, 1962)
  • Played three seasons at William & Mary under head coach Bill Chambers
  • After graduating, he spent two seasons as an assistant at his alma mater under Chambers
  • Hired in 1964 to be the head coach at Newport News HS (VA), leading the team for seven years
  • Next job was a one-year stint as head coach at Homer L. Ferguson HS (VA)
  • Moved back to the college ranks in 1972, working on Sonny Allen‘s staff at Old Dominion for three seasons
  • Became the head coach at Bucknell in 1975, leading the Bison for the next 19 seasons
  • Left Bucknell to become the head coach at alma mater William & Mary in 1994
    • Compiled a 69-94 in six seasons with the Tribe, winning the CAA in 1998 and earning an NIT berth
      • The 1997-98 team won 20 games, their first such season in 15 years
    • Retired from coaching in 2000, with 387 career Division I coaching victories
  • Woollum still lives in Williamsburg and serves as an analyst during W&M basketball radio broadcasts

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