Beloved Xaverian baseball coach dies

A view from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade of the World Trade Center and other Lower Manhattan skyscrapers. Photo: Lore Croghan/Brooklyn Eagle

Beloved Xaverian baseball coach dies

John Joseph Woods, educator and baseball coach at Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge for 38 years, died on Saturday, according to the Brooklyn Reporter website. Woods, who was born in 1938, began his career at Xaverian in 1960. “John’s passing will leave a void that cannot be filled, but we are certain that his memory will continue to live on through the lives he impacted as an educator, counselor and coach,” read a statement issued by Xaverian High School. City Councilmember Justin Brannan remembered Woods as a good man who truly cared about his students. “Mr. Woods looked after many of us smart and restless troublemakers at Xaverian High School,” Brannan told the Brooklyn Reporter.

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