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Josh Goodin Resigns at McMinn Central after decade as coach

Josh Goodin Resigns at McMinn Central after decade as coach

After a decade of leading his Alma mater, Josh Goodin has stepped away to concentrate on his family.

Goodin, 2000 McMinn Central graduate has resigned as the head football coach of the Charger program but will stay at the school and continue to teach Science.

“My decision was based on missing time with my family. My kids are 11 and eight and I felt like the need to spend time with my wife and kids outweighed my desire to coach, and not because I have lost my desire to coach,” Goodin said.

“It’s been a blast being at Central, I still feel lucky to have had the chance to coach where I went to school. I’m happy to get to keep my teaching position at the school. We had one of the most successful seasons in school history while I was there, but the thing I’ll miss most are my football boys and the coaches that I had the opportunity to work with.”

Despite a 34-72 overall record in his time at McMinn Central, the Chargers made four Class 3A playoff appearances (2009, 2012, 2014 and 2016) under Goodin and Central made the Quarterfinals in 2014 finishing with a 10-3 record which was the most wins in a season since 1990 when they finished the year 10-2.

The Quarterfinal trip in 2014 was the deepest playoff run since the Chargers finished as the 3A runner up in 1993.

“Josh Goodin has made a positive contribution to Charger Football throughout his lifetime as both a player and head coach. He has always been a Charger at heart and will continue to be a big part of the Charger athletic community. We are very appreciative of his hard work, leadership and enthusiasm in leading the Charger football over the years,” McMinn Central athletic director Doug Armstrong said.

It has been a tough last four seasons for the Chargers as they have had four losing campaigns, a 7-34 record (one playoff appearance in 2016) during that time and are 1-19 in the last two seasons and are coming off a 1-9 season.

There are currently 13 programs looking for a head coach they are: Bolton, Cloudland, Covington, East Robertson, Hamilton, Manassas, McMinn Central, Morristown East, Nashville Overton, Tellico Plains, Warren County, White Station and Whitwell

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