The Boilermakers have PRs across the board at Saturday's meet.
What they're saying about Goodman:"Angela has been a head coach and that is very valuable to our program. Any individual who has the opportunity to come back and serve at their alma mater, especially when they've had a good experience, speaks well for the program. Angela brings in-state experience and relationships to the program, and that is important to share with our staff and the team. She has been the head coach at Michigan State and Connecticut, so she understands coaching at big time programs. We are well on our way towards reaching our goals as a program, and I think Angela helps us take a big step towards a bright future." - Head coach Lonnie Greene
Angela Goodman returns to her alma mater after head coaching jobs at the University of Connecticut, Michigan State University, Olivet College, Syracuse and Yale. Most recently, she worked at Olivet College, in Olivet, Mich., where she was a student retention and academic advisor, 2008 to 2013, as well as the head coach of the men's and women's track and field and cross country teams from 2008 to 2010. Prior to that stint, Goodman was the director of women's track and field and cross country at Michigan State. With the Spartans, she led numerous Big Ten Champions and NCAA All-Americans. Under Goodman, Michigan State's program doubled in size because of her hard work in coaching and recruiting. She was with Michigan State from 1998 to 2006.
Prior to her time at Michigan State, Goodman spent three years coaching at the University of Connecticut from 1996 to 1998. She was named the head coach of the women's program that year and led numerous athletes to school records, conference titles and a team conference championship. Goodman also spent a pair of seasons on the staff at Syracuse as a graduate assistant from 1995 to 1996. She originally broke into the coaching scene in 1992 at Yale University were she was an assistant coach until 1995. There, she worked mainly with the horizontal jumpers.
Among Goodman's countless accomplishments are coaching a two-time Big Ten Champion in the triple jump, a two-time triple jump All-American and a Mid-East Regional long jump champion. Goodman has served as the head women's coach of the US National Track and Field Team in 2007 for the Norwich Union International Games and was an assistant coach for the team in 1997 and 2001 for the Outdoor World Championships and the World University Games, respectively. Goodman is also a member of the Purdue University Women's Track and Field Hall of Fame, as she was inducted in 1994.
Goodman will coach with the sprints, hurdles and relays and coordinate recruiting.