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John Derham
John  Derham

Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Villanova, '88

Woody Derham is in his fifth season as an assistant coach as Villanova. He coordinates the team's faceoffs and assists in coaching the defense.

Derham has been instrumental in helping develop Wildcat junior Chris Colliniates into a dominant force on faceoffs. Colliniates has won 219 of 430 career faceoffs. In 2003, Derham guided Matt Lucas to the second-best faceoff percentage in the country. Derham also manages substitution activities in the box as part of his in-game duties.

He graduated from Villanova's College of Commerce and Finance in 1988 after playing four years under Coach Marks. He was a teammate of current associate head coach Mike Corrado from 1985-87 and was the team captain and recipient of the prestigious Jim Jones Award in 1988.

Derham currently works as a banking executive and is a specialist in systems development. He resides in Doylestown, Pa. with his wife Michele (Villanova, `89) and their three children, Max, Margo, and Gavin.