Texas Lutheran associate head coach Jim Good has been named head coach at Hamline, athletic department officials confirmed Tuesday.
"We're incredibly excited to have Jim,"ÂÂ said athletic director Dan O'Brien. "His successful career at Texas Lutheran speaks well for the direction of the Hamline football program."ÂÂ
Good served as associate head coach, offensive coordinator, and quarterbacks coach for the past three seasons at Texas Lutheran. During that span, the squad set school records for passing yards in a season (2,881) and touchdown passes in a season (27), as well as several individual other records. He was selected to the American Football Monthly "2005 Hot List"ÂÂ as one of the nation's top 10 Division III football coaches.
"I am ready for the new challenge of overseeing an entire football program,"ÂÂ said Good. "Hamline University has a tremendous academic reputation, and that reputation can be the foundation for a turnaround in the football program."ÂÂ
Good also held the positions of passing game coordinator (2001) and offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator (2002-03) while with Texas Lutheran.
Texas Lutheran, located in Seguin, Texas, is a member of the American Southwest Conference, an NCAA Div. III conference located in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi. The Bulldogs went 18-12 in the last three seasons. They finished third in the ASC in 2004 and 2006 and fifth in 2005.
Before joining the staff at Texas Lutheran, Good was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Illinois College for two seasons (1999-2000). He served as a running backs coach at Linfield from 1994-98.
Good received his bachelor's degree in exercise science from Linfield in 1994. He later earned a master's in exercise and sport science from Oregon State in 1999.