Jason Goodson begins his fourth season as an assistant coach with the Washington State University women's soccer program and has made a dramatic impact in his short time on the Palouse.
Goodson serves as the recruiting coordinator for the Cougars and is in charge of scheduling. In his tenure, Washington State has had four student-athletes named to the conference all-freshmen team, including Micaela Castain last year.
During his first two seasons, his work with goalkeepers helped the Cougars record 20 shutouts, including a school-record 11 in 2009. He helped WSU advanced to the postseason in back-to-back years (2008-09) for the first time in school history.
A three-sport athlete at Leland High School in San Jose, Calif., where he was an all-league soccer selection as a senior, Goodson arrived in Pullman with over a decade of coaching experience.
His coaching debut came with the Leahi (Hawaii) Soccer Club in February, 1996. While with Leahi, in August, 1996 he became the junior varsity head coach and varsity assistant coach at Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu.
Goodson became the director of coaching at Ho'okalakupua (Hawaii) Futbol Academy in July, 1999, a position he held until June, 2005. He became the junior varsity head coach at Punahou Schools in Honolulu in August, 1999. He maintained that position until November, 2003 and served as the varsity assistant head coach from November, 2002 until mid-February, 2003.
In June, 2000, Goodson joined the ODP Region IV staff. His tenure included a stint as a head coach, until accepting his position with the Cougars. He was also the head coach and youth division director for the Sereno Soccer Club from June, 2005 until March, 2008.
He is a member of the United States Soccer Federation and holds an A license from the organization. He is also a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and earned a premier diploma from the NSCAA.
Goodson and his wife, Emma have one son and reside in Pullman.