Andrew Goodwin, a math teacher at Ilwaco High School, has been named the coach of the school’s new girls soccer team, which will start play this fall.
“I’m really excited to get started,” Goodwin said. “I’ve played soccer since I was five.” This will be Goodwin’s first head coaching experience, though he has spent time helping his father coach youth soccer teams.
Goodwin says he was not actively involved in the movement to bring soccer to IHS, but that he followed it with interest. Goodwin, who also coaches the IHS robotics team, says he is turning to the school’s other athletic coaches for advice as he begins the task of building the program.
Ilwaco will join a ten-team 2B league, which includes eight Central League schools and Tacoma-based Life Christian. Their boys soccer team, which does not yet have a coach, will play mostly 1A opponents in the Evergreen League. The soccer teams will play home games, and have practices, on the football and track field.