Goodwin elevated to volunteer assistant position


In a combined four seasons as a Northwestern State player and graduate assistant, there is little Spencer Goodwin has not done.

When the 2020 NSU baseball season begins, Goodwin will add another title to his growing resume as head coach Bobby Barbier announced Goodwin’s promotion to volunteer assistant coach Friday.

“I am very excited to announce Spencer Goodwin as our volunteer coach,” Barbier said. “He has been a tremendous worker ever since he stepped on campus, and I know he will do the same in his new role.”

Goodwin joined the Demons as a walk-on and became a two-year letterman in 2016 and 2017. He spent the past two seasons as a graduate assistant manager, part of a staff that led Northwestern State to the 2018 Southland Conference Tournament championship, the first in program history.

As a player, Goodwin helped the Northwestern State defense set a school record by turning 71 double plays in the 2016 season. In addition to setting a new program mark, the Demons’ double play total ranked second nationally that season.

A product of Shreveport’s Evangel Christian Academy, Goodwin led the Demons in stolen bases in 2017, swiping seven bags, while finishing third on the team in batting average at .278.

Before arriving in Natchitoches, Goodwin spent two seasons at Bossier Parish Community College before transferring to Northwestern State where he played in 96 games in two seasons, starting 79 of those contests. A two-time member of the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll, Goodwin graduated in May 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He completed his master’s degree in health and human performance at Northwestern State in May.

Goodwin in action during the 2017 season. Photo by Gary Hardamon/NSU Photographic Services