Leaving college ranks at Kentucky Wesleyan
K.C. Goodin, who left Doss High School to become the associate head basketball coach at Kentucky Wesleyan College last season, is heading back to Louisville.
Butler High School announced Friday that Goodin will be its new boys basketball coach. He replaces Rick Gibson, who stepped down after posting a 16-34 record in two seasons.
“This is where I want to be,” Goodin said. “I’m a high school basketball coach, and there’s nothing wrong with that. I want to try to be a role model for younger kids.”
Goodin, 38, took over a Doss program in 2010 that had won only 21 games in the previous three seasons. His Dragons compiled a 67-49 record in four winning seasons. His final team in 2013-14 went 22-8, won the 22nd District title and reached the semifinals of the Sixth Region Tournament.
Goodin got his first head-coaching job at Western High School in 2005-06 after serving as an assistant for five seasons.
At Kentucky Wesleyan, Goodin was an assistant under Happy Osborne. Goodin was a player on Osborne’s Georgetown College team that won the 1998 NAIA title and was his assistant there for four years.
Goodin inherits a Butler program that went 6-19 last season.
“I think the potential here is through the roof,” Goodin said. “We have the opportunity and the resources to be a program that can make noise year in and year out. That’s what we’ll try to build toward.”
Butler athletic director Mike Crawley said he jumped at the chance to hire Goodin.
“I told K.C. that I wanted him to be a mentor and a father figure to these kids,” Crawley said. “I feel like K.C. will take on that role.”