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Adam Godwin joins Florida as assistant football coach

Gainesville, Florida – Adam Godwin brings a comprehensive set of varsity athletic experience as he joins Florida State as an assistant coach, Gators football head coach. Samantha Bohon announced on Friday.

A former All-Big South Conference first-team member who was invited to train with the UK U23 team, Godwin has over 10 seasons of college coaching experience, including six seasons as an assistant to the Liberty women’s team, which had the most wins in the program. . history and several NCAA tournament appearances. Godwin has led the Randolph College men’s team for the past four seasons as the WildCats posted 3rd in the program for total all-time wins in 2021.

In addition, he founded and owns Adam Godwin Football academy. More than 300 girls and boys participate in the program, and its players regularly go on to college football careers.

They said:

“In the coaching path of Adam, I found a lot of responses. He turned an impressive playing career into a coaching career that included so many different levels of play.

“He has worked at the 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 all levels! Combine his coaching experience with the character and integrity he brings, and he was the perfect fit for the Gator program!

“We are delighted to welcome Adam, Morgaine and their sons Charlie and Jack to our Gator family!”
– Florida Head Football Coach Samantha Bohon

“Morgaine, Charlie, Jack and I are very grateful for the opportunity to join the Gators family. We want to say a huge thank you to Coach Bohon and everyone at the University of Florida for making them feel so welcome!

“There are so many people to thank for investing in me and my family throughout my career up to this point. It would be remiss of me not to thank everyone at Randolph College for the great honor they gave me to lead their men’s football program. I want to especially thank the student athletes who gave absolutely everything they had to make this program something really special. They will never truly know what a huge and positive impact they had on both my life and for the life of my family, and I will be eternally grateful to them for that.

“Finally, it is an honor and a privilege to be part of a program with such a rich history and prestige. I can promise Coach Bohon and the entire Alligator Nation that my family and I will do everything we can to ensure the future of this program is as bright as the past. GO GATORS!!”
Adam Godwin – Florida Football Assistant Coach

Coaching career:

His coaching career began at the legendary Atlanta Fire in 2005. Godwin then returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. At Liberty, Godwin managed day-to-day program operations, recruitment, fundraising, and worked with academic and compliance staff. During his tenure, he coached nine members of the Big South Conference, including Mandy Wheelock, the 2006 Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

In 2013, Godwin rejoined Liberty’s women’s football staff as an assistant coach, helping the program through its most successful period in its history. Liberty has won four conference titles, set many program records, including the most wins in a season (16, 2003). The Flames played in the NCAA in 2013 and 2015. During his tenure, Liberty’s student-athletes have earned 18 Big South awards, including Brittany Aanderud (2013) and Alex Mack (2015) who won the BS Tournament Most Valuable Player awards. Recruitment courses in 2008 and 2009 were the best among programs in the Greater South. Three of the players went on to play professional football for the first time in the Liberty program.

Godwin joined the Lynchburg women’s soccer team as an assistant coach in 2016. The Hornets went 15-3-3 to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and were in the top 25 in NCAA Division III for most of the season. Natalie Deacon was the 2016 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Emily Maxwell won All-American honors.

Godwin is coming to Florida after taking charge of the Randolph College men’s team since the 2018 season. The 2021 WildCats record of 14-3-2 was the most wins since 2013, and the .789 win percentage is second all-time for Randolph. After the WildCats upset Washington and Lee, then top seed in the semi-finals of the 2021 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) tournament, advanced to the tournament finals for the first time in six seasons. Three WildCats have received ODAC honors, including forward Evan Blow who has won 2020–21 and 2021 honors. Evan was also named an All-American following the 2021 season, the second in the program’s history.

The WildCats have been recognized with the United Coaches Academic Award in every season of Godwin at Randolph, the first such award in the program’s history.

Godwin worked for five years as Liberty’s assistant director of football operations and recruiting. Working closely with the football coaching staff in all areas of hiring and assisting in the day-to-day running of the program, Godwin was part of four Big Southern Conference title teams (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012) during his tenures on the Staves of Danny Rocco and Turner Gill.

In 2017, he returned to Liberty as the university’s first Director of Athletics Alumni Relations. He was responsible for servicing 5,500 former student-athletes and helped the Flames Club lock in membership and dues.

His club Adam Godwin The football academy has helped develop many outstanding players. Alumni of the Academy include Cathy Cousins, an All-American from Tennessee.

Godwin holds a United Soccer Coaches Premiership Diploma and received a UEFA C license from the Football Association of Wales in March 2022.

As a player:

Godwin was a four-year member of the Liberty University football team, helping the Flames through the 2001 regular season before moving on to the 2001 Big Southern Conference championship game. Godwin was the 2004 Big South All-Conference First Team and VaSID Staff Second Team. Before starting his coaching career, Godwin had trials with the Great Britain U23 national team and English Football League One football club Cheltenham Town before returning to the US to play with Augusta United of the Development Premier League and the Atlanta Silverbacks reserve team.

Godwin was president of the Liberty Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in his senior year.

Education:

Liberty University: B.A. in Sports Management (2005).

A family:

Adam and his wife Morgaine have two sons, Charlie and Jack.



















Adam Godwin File
Date of Birth:
● September 25, 1982, Hereford, England.
University career
● Liberty University (2001-05)
● Big South Conference 2004 First Team; Second All-State VaSID Team
● Team Great Britain U23
● 2004-05 Chairman of the Student Athletes Advisory Committee
coaching career
● Assistant football coach for Liberty Women (2006, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015)
● Assistant Coach at Lynchburg Women’s Club (2015)
● Randolph College Men’s Head Coach (2018, 2019, 2020–21, 2021 season)
● Atlanta Fire Football Club (2005) and Adam Godwin Football academy
● Jefferson Forest High School (Lynchburg, Virginia – Spring 2005)
Education
● Bachelor of Sports Management from Liberty (2005)




Godwin head coach career
Year School Separation Tue l T % Conference (Location)
2018 Randolph D-III 5 eight 3 .406 4-5-1 (T7)
2019 Randolph D-III ten eight one 0.553 4-4 (8)
2020-21 Randolph D-III 5 3 one 0.611 5-2-1 (T4)
2021 Randolph D-III fourteen 3 2 0.789 5-2-2 (4)
four seasons

34 22 7 0.647


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