Scott Goodwin enters his second season as the hitting coach for the Valparaiso softball program after leading the Crusaders to numerous new school records at the plate during the 2009 campaign.
Goodwin helped tutor the Crusader hitters as Valpo broke single-season school records for batting average (.312), on base percentage (.376), slugging percentage (.453), runs scored (254), hits (419), home runs (36), total bases (608), RBIs (219) and sacrifice flies (17) at the plate in 2009. In addition, under his tutelage, Sara Strickland set a new individual single-season mark for runs scored (46) and Ashley Wolter set new records for RBIs (40) and total bases (87) and matched the program’s single-season home run mark (9).
An instructor at the Valparaiso Softball Hitting Clinic, Goodwin has attended the Parisi Speed School and the National Fastpitch Softball Clinic. An accomplished slowpitch player, he has made the ASA All-American Team four times and won four state championships. Goodwin also filled in for Mid-South Mizuno in 2002 as the team went on to win the AA NSA World Series.
Scott has also coached several summer league teams in the South Central School District over the last eight years. He and his wife Jennie live in Whiting and have three children, Tanner (7), Jaiylynn (12) and Nikki (15).