Memories of Bob Goodwin

I was a member of Bob's first St. Lawrence soccer team and was thrilled to preside over his Hall of Fame induction. He was a mentor and a friend. He was a leader and a man of integrity and distinction. Ann and I extend deepest, most heartfelt sympathy to Bev and family. 
~Dan Sullivan '65
 

The last time I saw and talked with Bob was at a SLU soccer game.  He seemed happiest when flanked with former players, laughing and telling stories.  He was a natural in engaging others in these stories.  He is fondly remembered by me and our family.  Bev, so sad to learn this news about Bob.  Please accept our condolences.   ~Sally E. Vrooman

 

I was a member of the freshman basketball team ('66-'67) led by Coach Goodwin.  It was my most enjoyable season ever (hands down--despite a slightly losing record).  When I returned to campus in 1976, I had the pleasure of playing for Goodie once again, as a fellow team member in the faculty-staff noon time game. After playing with him for a month or so, he said to me "I had a player on my freshman team some time ago who played eerily like you, but his name was Bob Randolph. Any relation?"  I had to acknowledge that he had "found me out."  Quite recently, he and I reminisced about that team, and I was so pleased to hear that he shared my experience that it was one of his most enjoyable ever.   ~Bob FitzRandolph '70

 

I was a member of Goody's Track Team from 1984-87 and assistant coach in 1988.  I threw the shot put and discus.  Goody was there every day working with us.  He alternated from sprinters to distance runners to the throwers.  He was always there with the video camera reviewing technique and always trying to help each individual excel.  I frustrated him in the beginning because I didn't work hard enough, so he did what all good teachers do, he taught me a hard lesson--that we are each responsible for our own success.  He delivered the lesson at exactly the time I needed it and I will always remember him for that.  More recently, I brought my wife to St. Lawrence for the first time to attend Goody's Life Time Achievement Award ceremony.  We met up with Goody in the hallway and he said, "Oh yeah, Chris Dunlay, I was looking at a picture of you guys the other day and I said to myself, 'he wasn't that good,' then I got here today and remembered that you were pretty OK."  We laughed pretty hard about that.  RIP Goody.  Thank you!   ~Christian J. Dunlay '87