Adam Goodvin selected as next MHS head football coach


Adam Goodvin

Marshalltown High School has announced that Adam Goodvin is the next head varsity football coach at the school.

Goodvin moves up from an assistant coach role with the team to the head job. He is a special education teacher at MHS.

Goodvin is an Ottumwa native who went on to play football at Upper Iowa University and then Graceland University. He also served as an assistant coach at Graceland for one year.

“Adam is a committed and talented young coach,” said MHS Athletic Director Rollie Ackerman. “He has a professional, consistent and reliable demeanor about him.  He has the support of long-time MHS coaches, who are equally impressed with his rapport with students, knowledge of football and dedication.”

Goodvin said he looks forward to this chance to lead the Bobcats.

“I’m excited and thankful to have this opportunity at MHS,” Goodvin said. “I’m excited to build off of what Coach (Don) Knock has already implemented here. One thing I will always preach to our guys is belief, effort and toughness; both physically and mentally. If we’ve got that, things will be just fine.”

Goodvin’s hiring will be up for school board approval at the June 5 board meeting.