Before he joined Los Angeles, Woods served two stints (2016-18, 2011-14) as the short track head strength and conditioning coach for the Chinese Olympic Skating Association. During the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, China's Wu Dajing set a new world record and won the men's 500m short-track speed skating event. The win marked the first gold medal for China in men's short track at the Olympics. In total, China speed skaters brought home three medals in 2018. During the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, China won two gold medals, three silver medals and one bronze medal, which marked the most combined medals in men's and women's short track.
From 2014-16, Woods served as a strength and conditioning coach at Xavier, working primarily with the baseball team, women's basketball team and men's and women's soccer teams. At the same time, Woods served as an international and university performance coordinator for Ignition Athletic Performance Group, a consultant for short track speed skating for the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia, and an educator and speaker for Lead Sports, where he participated in seminars and workshops for sports teams and organizations around China.
Woods broke into the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals as a part-time assistant strength and conditioning coach in 2015.
A graduate of Miami University (OH) with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology and health, Woods was a four-year starter on the football team and voted team captain for the RedHawks his senior season (2009-10). During his time in college, Woods worked as a personal trainer and speed coach at Woods Strength and Conditioning, a family owned personal training facility owned and operated by his brother and mentor in the field, Scott Woods.
A native of Cincinnati, OH, Dustin and his wife, Allyse, have three children, a son, Eli, and two daughters, Zoe and Kaia.