Adam Godwin joins Florida as assistant football coach
GAINESVILLE, Florida – Adam Godvin brings full range of collegiate sports experience as he joins Florida staff as assistant coach, Gators Head Soccer Coach Samantha Bohon announced Friday.
A former All-Big South Conference first-team selection who was invited to train with Great Britain’s U23 squad, Godwin has more than 10 seasons of college coaching experience, including six seasons as a coach. as an assistant on the Liberty women’s team that included the most victories in the program. history and multiple NCAA Tournament appearances. Godwin led the Randolph College men’s team for the past four seasons as the WildCats posted the program’s second all-time win total in 2021.
Additionally, he founded and owns the Adam Godwin Soccer Academy. The program includes over 300 girls and boys and regularly sees its players continue their football careers through college.
“There were so many things that resonated with me about Adam’s coaching journey. He turned an impressive playing career into a coaching career that included so many different levels of the game.
“He worked at club, Division 1, Division 3 and even built his own youth academy. His passion for the game is undeniable. And he was a winner at every level! Combine his coaching experience with the character and the integrity he brings, and he was the perfect candidate for the Gator program!
“We are thrilled to welcome Adam, Morgaine and their sons Charlie and Jack to our Gator family!”
– Florida head football coach Samantha Bohon
“Mgaine, Charlie, Jack and I are so grateful and humbled by the opportunity to join the Gators family. We want to say a big thank you to Coach Bohon and everyone at the University of Florida for looking after us so well. welcomed!
“There are so many people to thank for pouring on both me and my family throughout my career thus far. It would be remiss of me not to thank everyone at Randolph College for the “huge honor they have presented me with to lead their men’s soccer program. I want to especially thank the student-athletes who gave absolutely everything they had to make this program something truly special. They never will never really know what a huge and positive impact they have had on my life and that of my family, and I will be forever grateful to them.
“Finally, it is an honor and a privilege to be part of a program with such a deep history and prestige. I can promise Coach Bohon and the entire Gator Nation that my family and I will give our all. we have to ensure the future of this program is as bright as it has gone. GO GATORS!!”
– Adam Godwin – Florida Football Assistant Coach
His coaching career began with the legendary Atlanta Fire Soccer Club in 2005. Godwin then returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. At Liberty, Godwin oversaw the day-to-day operations of the program, recruitment, fundraising and worked with academic and compliance staff. During his tenure, he coached nine Big South Conference selections, including Mandee Wheelock, the 2006 Big South Scholar Athlete of the Year.
In 2013, Godwin joined Liberty’s women’s soccer team as an assistant coach, helping the program through its most successful period in program history. Liberty has won four conference titles, set numerous program records, including most wins in a season (16, 2003). The Flames qualified for the NCAA in 2013 and 2015. During his tenure, Liberty student-athletes earned 18 Deep South accolades, including Brittany Aanderud (2013) and Alex Mack (2015) who won accolades Most Valuable Player of the BS Tournament. The recruiting classes of 2008 and 2009 were the best among programs in the Deep South. Three players have extended their footballing careers as professionals – a first for the Liberty programme.
Godwin joined the Lynchburg women’s soccer team as an assistant coach in 2016. The 15-3-3 Hornets advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and placed in the top 25 in Division III of the NCAA for much of the season. Natalie Deacon was the 2016 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Athlete of the Year and Emily Maxwell won All-America honors.
Godwin arrives in Florida after leading the Randolph College men’s team since the 2018 season. The WildCats’ 2021 record of 14-3-2 was the most wins since 2013 and the .789 winning percentage is the n #2 all-time for Randolph. After upsetting Washington and then-No. 1 Lee in the semifinals of the 2021 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) tournament, the WildCats made their first appearance in the tournament finals in six seasons. Three WildCats have earned ODAC honors, including forward Evan Blow who won 2020-21 and 2021 Player of the Year honors. Evan was also named an All-American after the 2021 season, only the second of the program’s history.
The WildCats have been recognized with a United Coaches Academic Award in each of Godwin’s seasons at Randolph – the first such honors in program history.
Godwin served as assistant director of football operations and scouting for Liberty for five years. Working closely with the football coaching staff in all areas of recruiting and assisting with day-to-day program operations, Godwin has been on four Big South Conference title teams (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012) during his time on The Teams of Danny Rocco and Turner Gill.
In 2017, he returned to Liberty as the university’s first director of alumni relations for athletics. He was responsible for serving 5,500 former student-athletes and helped the Flames Club record membership and contribution levels.
His club, the Adam Godwin Soccer Academy, helped develop many top players. Among the alumni of the Academy is Tennessee All-American Katie Cousins.
Godwin holds the United Soccer Coaches Premier diploma and obtained his UEFA C license from the Wales Football Association in March 2022.
As a player:
Godwin was a four-year member of the Liberty University football team, helping the Flames to the 2001 regular season before advancing to the 2001 Big South Conference Championship Game. Godwin was a first-team the 2004 Big South All-Conference and second-team VaSID All-State selection. Before beginning his coaching career, Godwin had trials with the Great Britain U23 national team and Cheltenham Town Football Club of England’s Football League One before returning to the United States and playing with Augusta United of the Premier Development League and Atlanta Silverbacks reserve team.
Godwin was chair of Liberty’s student-athlete advisory committee in his senior year.
Liberty University: Bachelor of Sports Management (2005).
Adam and his wife, Morgane, have two sons – Charlie and Jack.
|File Adam Godwin|
|Date of Birth:|
|● September 25, 1982 in Hereford, England|
|● Liberty University (2001-05)|
|● 2004 Big South Conference First Team; VaSID All-State Second Team|
|● Great Britain U23 national team|
|● 2004-05 Chair of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee|
|● Liberty women’s football assistant coach (2006, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015)|
|● Lynchburg women’s assistant coach (2015)|
|● Randolph College Men’s Head Coach (2018, 2019, 2020-21, 2021 seasons)|
|● Atlanta Fire Soccer Club (2005) and Adam Godwin Soccer Academy|
|● Jefferson Forest High School (Lynchburg, Virginia – spring 2005)|
|● Bachelor of Sports Management from Liberty (2005)|
|Godwin’s head coaching career|