‘Doc’ Goodwin honored with Southeastern Athletic Fund
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
by: Rene Abadie
‘DOC’ GOODWIN ENDOWMENT ESTABLISHED – Southeastern Louisiana University alumnus and former student-athlete Ron Anderson, left, led the efforts to honor former head athletic trainer Robert ‘Doc’ Goodwin with an endowment to help support the Southeastern athletic program.
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University is honoring former head athletic trainer
Robert “Doc” Goodwin by establishing an endowment in his honor.
At a surprise reception held recently at the university’s Dugas Athletic Training Room, a group of lead donors made the announcement in recognition of his more than 30 years as head athletic trainer at the university and for his support of Southeastern Athletics and mentorship to its students.
Southeastern graduate Ron Anderson of Hammond led the effort to establish the endowment, which will be used for general support of the athletic program. Anderson, who owns Collegiate Consulting, LLC, was a student-athlete on Southeastern’s track team in the early 1990s when Goodwin was head trainer. More information on the fund can be found at southeastern.edu/goodwin.
Athletic Director Jay Artigues praised Goodwin for his service to the university, including the instrumental role he played in helping to create the university’s athletic training program and the North Oaks Sports Medicine program. An alumnus of Southeastern, Goodwin has received the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award, the L.E. Chandler Award for service to students and Southeastern’s Presidents Award for Excellence in Service.
Goodwin also has been inducted into the Louisiana Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame and has received the Louisiana Sports Medicine Society’s Jim Finks Award and the National Athletic Trainers Association District IXS Service Award.