Goodwin hired as SP baseball coach

Published 1:36 am Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Jim Walker

SOUTH POINT — Larry Goodwin is changing jobs, not sports.
Goodwin has spent the past four seasons as the Ironton head baseball coach. Monday night the South Point Board of Education hired him as the Pointers’ new baseball coach.
“I am excited about the new opportunity,” said Goodwin. “South Point baseball has a rich tradition in the OVC. I am very thankful to God for providing me this opportunity.”
A 1981 graduate of Ironton, Goodwin signed a scholarship with Cleveland State. He played one season with the Vikings before being drafted by the Detroit Tigers and spent one season in the minor leagues before returning to school to major in education.
Besides coaching at Ironton, Goodwin — who teaches at Portsmouth West High School — has spent his summers coaching travel baseball teams.
Goodwin plans to use his coaching and playing experience to intertwine with the baseball program currently in place at South Point.
“First, my immediate plans are to create a solid off-season training program,” said Goodwin. “Secondly, we need to build a strong junior varsity and middle school baseball program to instruct and develop players coming up through the system.
“Thirdly, I want to lead my team by example on how to maintain a good work ethic, be a good teammate, exhibit good sportsmanship and to be a fierce competitor who takes their game to new heights.”

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