Auburn alum Doug Goodwin, who spent 29 years coaching high school football in Alabama, is in his third year as the Director of High School Relations for Auburn Football. He also serves as NFL liason and oversees the walk-on program.
His prep teams made 22 playoff appearances, including 20 consecutive, and advanced five times to the state title game. Fifteen of those teams were area or region champions and seven were state semifinalists. His 114-28 region record is among the best in state high school history.
Goodwin spent three years at Homewood High, winning the region championship in 2012 and 2013. He became the first coach in AHSAA history to take three different schools to the state finals in 2008 with Russellville, which finished as the state runner-up in 2008 and 2009 as the Golden Tigers went 46-9 over four seasons (2007-10).
He had an eight-year stint at Demopolis (1999-2006) as the head football coach and athletic director; his teams won 82 games, reached the playoffs each season and won the state title in 2004 with a 15-0 mark, setting a state record for points in a single season with 761.
Goodwin was the head coach and athletic director at Lineville from 1993-98 where his teams won 59 games and played in the state championship game in 1996 and 1998. Each of his six teams qualified for the playoffs and won the region championship. He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Lanett (1985-86) before becoming the head football coach and athletic director at Marion County (1987-92). He was inducted in the Alabama High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 2015.
The Sylacauga, Ala., native walked on to the football team at Auburn as a defensive back. Goodwin graduated from Auburn in 1984. He and his wife, Donna, have two children, Dustin and Devin.