Goodwin hired as Riverdale football coach


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Posted Online: March 25, 2013, 6:09 pm
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The Riverdale School Board recently approved the hiring of Mike Goodwin as its varsity football coach. Goodwin replaces Nick Schroder, who resigned in January after a two-year tenure with one playoff appearance.

"Mike is a solid coach with the ability to excite our players and rebuild our football numbers at the high-school level," Riverdale athletic director Scott Hemm said in an email. "We are looking forward to this new era of Riverdale football."

Goodwin has 21 years of coaching experience ranging from high school to indoor professional football. He has been a head high school coach for 12 of them, with his most recent stop at Decatur Eisenhower the last two seasons.

Riverdale is hosting an open house to introduce Goodwin on Thursday night at 7 in the high school gym.

— Daniel Makarewicz, danmak@qconline.com

















 



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