BANGOR, Maine – After graduating from Husson University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Matt Goodman makes his return as an Eagle to rejoin the Husson soccer program. This time, he'll be a member of the women's soccer program as Head Coach Dennis Mullins adds Goodman to his coaching staff to work primarily with the goalkeepers.
Goodman was a member of the men's soccer team from 2001-04, leaving his mark as one of the best goalies to play for Husson. To this day, he ranks top-five in saves (327) and shutouts (11) while tying for second-most shutouts in a single season with seven. He was named to the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) All-Tournament Team his senior year.
"I am thrilled to have added Matt to our staff," remarks Mullins. "He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the team. I know our goalkeepers and back line will benefit from his coaching and guidance."
Prior to attending Husson, Matt was diagnosed with Osgood Schlatter's, which led to his focus on becoming a highly skilled goalkeeper versus becoming a field player. In high school, he had the opportunity to play for well-known Husson Head Coach Keith Bosley with the Rising Sun Soccer Club. This opened up multiple opportunities for Goodman, as he was invited to travel to England to compete with All Pro Soccer against several professional clubs in a showcase tournament.
Since 2004, Goodman has gathered experience coaching all over the states of Maine and New Hampshire. He has coached for the Maine Olympic Development Team, All Pro Soccer (Maine), Seacoast United (Maine), Granite State Soccer School (N.H.), Nashua World Cup (N.H.), Memorial High School (N.H.), Husson University Soccer Clinic Coach, John Bapst High School (Maine), and is currently the assistant coach/goalkeeper coach for the Brewer High School (Maine) girls' soccer program and the goalkeeping coach for River City Athletics. Coach Goodman also attained a NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma.
In 2010, Matt joined the U.S. Army as a Combat Engineer and specialized in counter explosives. He left active duty in 2014, and is now in the Military Police Unit for the Maine National Guard.
Matt currently lives in Dedham, Maine with his girlfriend, Katie, and their two cats.