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Marion Local's Tim Goodwin wins Paul Brown Coaching Award

CINCINNATI -- Tim Goodwin, who has turned Marion Local High School into a small-school Ohio football power -- with seven state championships in 15 years -- is named today as the 2013 season winner of the Paul Brown Excellence in Coaching Award.
The award has been given annually by the Bengals since 2002. It honors outstanding high school football coaches in the region and  includes a $5000 Bengals donation to the winning school’s athletic department.
            Goodwin has compiled a 169-40 record (.809 winning percentage) over 15 seasons at Marion Local, which is in Maria Stein, Ohio, in Mercer County, 115 miles north of Cincinnati. His Flyers have three straight state titles, and last season they posted  a 15-0 record en route to the Division VII crown, winning 12 games by 28 or more points.
“Coaches at larger schools have somewhat naturally led the way in winning this award, but we are pleased this year to honor a smaller program,” said Bengals president Mike Brown. “Tim’s accomplishments have been remarkable, and the team is a great source of pride for the community. Tim also fits the profile of past winners in that he has outstandingly served the school beyond the football field. He’s been a math teacher as well as serving some years as the school principal, and the school as a whole has excelled academically.”
Marion Local is rated a “Great School” by the State of Ohio due to its collectively high achieving students and percentage of students who go on to pursue post-high school education.
Goodwin is a native of Lafayette, Ohio, near Lima. He’s a graduate of the University of Findlay, where he played football on an NAIA national championship team. He coached for five years at Bluffton High School before coming to Marion Local. He has been married 19 years (wife Dawn), and the couple has three children.
            Goodwin is the 13th winner of the Paul Brown Excellence in Coaching Award. Previous winners have been Tom Crosby of Mariemont (2012 season), Bruce Kozerski of Holy Cross (2011), Steve Klonne of Moeller (2010), Troy Everhart of Winton Woods (2009), Dale Mueller of Highlands (2008), Jeff Giesting of Anderson (2007), Scott Datillo of Sycamore (2006), Steve Specht of St. Xavier (2005), Charles “Doc” Gamble of Withrow (2004), Doug Ramsey of Elder (2003), and Vince Suriano of Anderson and Mike Martin of Taft (2002 co-winners).Marion Local's Tim Goodwin wins Paul Brown Coaching Award

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