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Goodin takes reins as Huntington North volleyball coach

May 18, 2020

Ben Goodin has been named Huntington North High School’s new volleyball coach.

His hiring was approved May 11 by the Huntington County Community Schools Corporation board.

“Things fell into place,” Goodin tells ParkviewSportsMedicine.com. “It was time for me to come back, and coach in the school system I teach at.”

GoodinGoodin teaches social studies at Huntington North, and had been the head coach at Riverview Middle School in Huntington and a club coach with the Summit City Wave program. He hopes to benefit from coaching in the past some of the girls who will play for the Lady Vikings in the future.

“Building a culture of success starts from the first practice foward,” Goodin shares from his philosophy of coaching. “It is very important to me that I instill the values that I learned from sports in my players. The drive to become better, the will to win and the desire to work hard can be developed.”

 

Goodin emphasizes a strong defense, an aggressive offense and a creative style of play that takes risks against opponents. He hopes that translates into a very good Northeast 8 Conference riddled with great teams and fantastic individual play.

“I think the NE8 is one of the best conferences in the state," he says. “I know the intensity of the conference and of the conference schedule. You have to approach every game at a high level.”

Before coaching at Norwell, Goodin was an assistant coach at Huntington North and at Homestead before that.

Huntington North is one of 26 high schools that partner with Parkview Sports Medicine for athletic training, nutrition, sports performance, athletic rehab and other sports medicine services for Viking student-athletes. Learn more at www.parkviewsportsmedicine.com.

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