Former Butler linebacker/defensive back Kyle Woodall is in his fourth season as a coach on the Grizzly staff, where he will work with the linebackers and will be in charge of strength and conditioning.
In just three seasons, Woodall has had eight All-Conference players at the linebacker season – including current Nebraska LB Will Honas, who received first-team conference honors in 2017. Both Charlie Benton (second team) and Hassan Belton (honorable mention) also received honors during last season. The Grizzlies'; defense led the nation in passing yards allowed per game (98.4). Butler also led the Jayhawk Conference in points allowed and total yards allowed per game.
In 2016, Woodall coached current Texas Tech LB Tony Jones, who received conference honors during his two seasons at Butler. Both Jones and Sean Bernard earned second team All-KJCCC honors while helping the Grizzlies to a NJCAA ranking of ;17th and a Salt City Bowl appearance.
In Woodall's first year on staff in 2015, the Grizzlies won their 25th Jayhawk Conference title and finished 9-2 overall. Butler had three linebackers receive All-Conference honors, with Jones getting placed on the first team. Demarcus Lloyd and Sean Rodriguez both garnered honorable mention honors. The defense also led the conference in least points allowed.
Woodall played at Butler from 2006-2007, helping the Grizzlies to a 23-1 overall record and winning the Region VI and Jayhawk Conference championships both seasons.
In 2007, Woodall was a team captain on Butler's NJCAA National Championship squad that finished with a perfect 12-0 record. During that season, Woodall earned honorable mention All-Jayhawk Conference honors at safety.
Following Butler, Woodall continued his playing career at Sam Houston State University.
A Salina, Kan., native, Woodall played at Salina Central High School, where he was a two-time All-State safety and was a team captain on the Mustangs' 2005 Class 5A undefeated state championship team.
Woodall began his football coaching career at Gardner-Edgerton High School, where he coached the safeties and linebackers for four seasons before joining the Butler staff.