Chapman High School has announced John Goodwin as the new Varsity Head Baseball Coach. With an impressive background in coaching and a passion for developing young athletes, Goodwin brings a wealth of experience to the Panthers' baseball program.
Goodwin has served as the Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach for Boiling Springs High School since 2015, where he played a crucial role in enhancing the team's performance and fostering a culture of excellence. Most recently, the team was the 2023 Region II-AAAAA Champions. Coach Goodwin also served as the Assistant Athletic Director since 2016.
Prior to his tenure at Boiling Springs, Goodwin excelled as the Head Varsity Baseball Coach for five years at Broome High School, demonstrating exceptional leadership and a commitment to player development. In 2011, his team competed at the state championship for AA. That same year, Coach Goodwin was named the Spartanburg Herald Journal Coach of the Year and the South Carolina Baseball Coaches AA Coach of the Year.
Incoming Chapman High School Principal, Matt Davis, expressed his excitement about Goodwin, saying, "We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Goodwin to Chapman High School and Spartanburg One. His extensive coaching experience, dedication, and strong leadership qualities make him an ideal fit for our baseball program. We look forward to seeing our student-athletes thrive under his guidance."
"I am honored to be named the Head Baseball Coach at Chapman High School. As a lifelong resident of Spartanburg County, I have always had a deep administration for the dedication to success, both academically and athletically, that Chapman High School possesses,” stated Coach Goodwin. “I am excited to work alongside the talented coaching staff and to continue a program that Chapman and the community can be proud of."
Goodwin is a 2002 graduate of Broome High School, a 2007 graduate of Newberry College, and earned his Masters from Western Kentucky University in 2012.