Luke Goodwin is in his second year as a defensive graduate assistant on the University of Cincinnati football staff.
Goodwin assists the defensive staff in all facets of the program's day-to-day operation, including practice planning and management, working with the offensive scout team, and assisting with the linebackers.
The 2013 Bearcats' defense was one of the best in the country, ranking in the top 10 nationally in both rushing defense (6th, 104.5 ypg) and total defense (9th, 315.6 ypg). Cincinnati was also among the top 30 in 10 of the 11 primary defensive categories tracked in the national stats, including 14th in scoring defense (21.0 ppg).
Goodwin came to UC after spending the 2012 season as a quality control assistant working with the defense at Texas Tech.
He started his coaching career as a quality control assistant on defense at North Carolina in 2011.
The Catawba, N.C. native graduated from North Carolina in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in history in sports administration.
Goodwin and his wife Mallory, live in Cincinnati.