Jim Good succeeded longtime University of Redlands football coach Mike
Maynard on Thursday, July 1, Good confirmed by email.
Good spoke about taking over for the retiring Maynard with Pep Fernandez on the Inland Sports Show on Wednesday, June 30.
“Mental toughness and extreme desire will be the footprint of our program,” Good said. “Coach (Maynard) would also talk about attitude, character and effort and the controllable things. And I’ll probably expand on some controllables but mental toughness and desire will definitely be in the forefront. We take pride in how hard our guys play and how tough they are physically and mentally. When the Bulldogs take the field, I want them to play with the great character and toughness that they always have.”
Good joined the Bulldog staff as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator in the spring of 2011. He expanded his duties to associate head coach in 2012.
Good was previously the coach at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. There, he led the Pipers to their best finish since 1997 and increased the roster size by 30 players. He also helped improve the team’s overall GPA.
Good told Fernandez he has a healthy roster of players for the 2021 season.
“I feel really good,” he said. “We have 115 guys coming back. That’s a good core group. Coach Maynard has always kept a real good core group of guys and we have that and we also a great recruiting class that we’re excited about. We’ll definitely add some speed and some things that maybe you haven’t seen before.”
Prior to coaching at Hamline University, Good coached at Texas Lutheran University, Illinois College and Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon.
A Linfield College (Class of 1994) graduate, the Washington native was a four-year letter-winner for the Wildcats who made all-conference as a senior running back.
Good, according to a biography on the University of Redlands athletic site, also enjoys fishing, reading, biking and spending time with his family, which includes his wife, Robyn, and two children.