Harold Goodwin begins his first season with the Cardinals as offensive coordinator after being hired on 1/21/13. He joins the Cardinals after working as the offensive line coach with the Indianapolis Colts last season. He joined the Colts in 2012 after spending the previous five seasons (2007-11) as an offensive assistant with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
As offensive line coach with the Colts in 2012, Goodwin helped an Indy offense that finished 10th in the NFL (362.4 ypg) and featured rookies that combined 3,108 yards rushing and receiving, the most of any team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger according to STATS, LLC. Rookie QB Andrew Luck threw for the most passing yards (4,374) by a rookie in NFL history and had an NFL rookie record six 300-yard passing games. He also led the Colts on seven game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or OT, the most by a rookie QB since the 1970 merger.
Indy’s nine-win improvement from 2011 (2-14 to 11-5) matched the third-largest single-season turnaround in NFL history. Rookie running back Vick Ballard ran for 814 yards last season, the sixth-most rushing yards by a rookie in Colts team history.
While with the Steelers as an offensive assistant, Goodwin worked closely with the offensive line, which consistently helped produce one of the NFL’s top rushing attacks. During his tenure in Pittsburgh, the Steelers averaged 118.5 rushing yards per game. He helped the Steelers win Super Bowl XLIII and advance to Super Bowl XLV.
In 2010, Goodwin assisted in the development of rookie center Maurkice Pouncey, who started all 16 regular season games, earned a trip to the Pro Bowl and was named to The Sporting News and PFW/PFWA All-Rookie teams. Pouncey was the first Steelers rookie to start his first NFL game since Marvel Smith in 2000. Pouncey earned Pro Bowl selections in both of his seasons working with Goodwin.
Goodwin got his start in the NFL with the Chicago Bears, spending three seasons as the assistant offensive line coach (2004-2006). During that span, the Bears ranked 10th in the NFL averaging 117.5 rushing yards per game. While coaching the Bears, he faced off against his brother, Jonathan, in the 2006 NFC Championship Game. Jonathan was a reserve lineman with the Saints at the time.
Prior to joining the Bears, Goodwin was the offensive line coach at Central Michigan from 2000-2003, where he worked with future pros Eric Ghiaciuc and Adam Kieft. Goodwin also served as the assistant head coach in 2003.
Goodwin began his coaching career at Eastern Michigan where he spent the 1998 season overseeing tight ends and offensive tackles. In 1999, he transitioned to coaching the team’s offensive line.
A native of Columbia, SC, Goodwin was a guard at Michigan (1992-1994), playing two seasons (1993-94) before a knee injury ended his career.
Following his playing days, he remained in Ann Arbor and spent the next two years (1995-96) as a student assistant before serving as a graduate assistant with the Wolverines in 1997 when Michigan won the national title. During that time, he worked with an offensive line which featured future seven-time Pro Bowler Steve Hutchinson, along with 2001 first round pick Jeff Backus and 1999 second-round selection Jon Jansen.
Goodwin’s brother, Jonathan, is currently the starting center for the San Francisco 49ers. Jonathan made the Pro Bowl in 2010 as a member of the New Orleans Saints.
Harold graduated from Michigan in 1996 with a degree in Sports Management/Communications. Goodwin and his wife, Monica, have three children, daughters Kylee and Miya and a son, Bryson.