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GWU Football Adds Pair Of Assistant Coaches For 2010 Season
BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb University football filled a pair of assistant coaching spots recently, hiring Bobby Godinez as defensive line coach and Kris King as offensive line coach.
Godinez joins the Runnin’ Bulldogs from Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif., where he was named co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach in January 2010.
Godinez served as the defensive backs coach during the 2009 season at Pasadena City College, helping the squad to a No. 2 ranking defensively within the Northern Conference against the pass. He also helped coordinate the PCC special teams and coached a pair of junior college All-America selections.
He also served as head coach at La Varne Lutheran (Calif.) High in 2008, leading the school to a league title and a No. 8 ranking among California small schools – and directed a squad that led the league in offense, defense and special teams.
As a player, Godinez played safety at San Jose State under Hall of Famer Dick Tomey, earning Academic All-WAC honors twice and serving as a captain for the Spartans for two seasons. He signed a free agent contract with the NFL’s Washington Redskins in 2006, then founded and operated Optimal Sports Strength & Conditioning in January, 2007 – training players from the NFL and Major League Baseball.
Godinez graduated from San Jose State with a B.A. in Sociology and a M.A. in Kinesiology and Sports Management.
King returns to his alma mater as offensive line coach after spending the 2009 season as a video assistant at UAB. King spent the 2007 and 2008 seasons working as a graduate assistant at Gardner-Webb, assisting with the offensive line and coaching the team’s tight ends during that time.
He helped current GWU starter Josh Miller earn All-Big South Conference honors at tight end in 2008 before heading to UAB.
The Elberton, Ga., native was a four-year starter for the Runnin’ Bulldogs at tackle and center, earning All-Big South Conference and All-America honors in 2006 at center. King earned second-team All-Big South honors in 2005, despite missing the final four games of the season with an injury.
Following his playing career with the Runnin’ Bulldogs, King was honored with a roster spot on Team USA for the American Football World Cup in Kawasaki, Japan – helping the U.S. squad to a 23-20 double overtime victory in the title game.