Goodwin era starts Tuesday at Ironton

Published 12:16 am Monday, April 1, 2013

Jim Walker


The high school baseball season starts this week for area schools.

It’s already begun for first year Ironton head coach Larry Goodwin.

Goodwin — a former draft pick by the Detroit Tigers — is all business when it comes to baseball. He is hoping to pour his “no-nonsense, hard-nosed, team-first” attitude as well as his love of the game all over his players.

“I have told the players we are here to win. This is not little league,” said Goodwin. “I will play the best players that I feel will help us win on a daily basis.”

Ironton hosts South Point at 5 p.m. on Tuesday as Goodwin debuts as the coach of his alma mater. The schedule has 22 games over a six-and-a-half week span.

“I was hired relatively late. I have had to work hard at scheduling games. Many of the teams that I contacted were full,” said Goodwin who also played on a college scholarship at Cleveland State University.