Cliff Godwin is another one of those assistants who’s getting a lot of attention. Coach Godwin is known for his enthusiasm — and that’s on top of all the other things that makes for a good baseball coach. Like Tulane’s Rick Jones, Godwin is a small town guy from North Carolina. Cliff had dreams of following in the footsteps of Michael Jordan and playing basketball for the Tarheels, but that was not to be. Basketball’s loss was baseball’s gain.
After stops that have included Notre Dame, LSU, and Central Florida, Godwin has settled in very nicely at Ole Miss. In addition to the name he’s making for himself as a coach, he’s also become a bit of a hit with his players and fans with motivational videos like these:
And one important point that was lost on me in our interview (blame it on the Top Coach Research Department!), Cliff Godwin IS a Magna Cum Laude! So now Cliff Godwin joins TCU’s Jim Schlossnagle in lofty academic territory.
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Intro Music: Matt’s Blues, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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