Benedictine Names Goode as New Football Coach

Jarrett Goode ’95

Jarritt Goode has been named as the new football coach at Benedictine High School replacing coach Carter Welo.

Goode, a 1995 Bengals grad, served as the team’s defensive line coach this past season.  He is also a part of the school administration as Dean of Men.

“To join the group of coaches that have been at Benedictine is an honor and I will do my best to carry that tradition in developing not just great players, but great Men of Benedictine,” said Goode.

“Along with our mother and father, Benedictine has been important to me and my brothers and generations of our family.  It is woven into our history,” said Goode.

His brothers John ’80 and Frank ’81 are Benedictine graduates as well as his nephews Tariq ’02, Wakeem ’05, Najee ’07, and William Cloud ’12.

He quoted long-time Benedictine assistant coach and graduate Tony Russ ’66, who was influential in Goode’s own development, “We become the best by doing the basic things great.”

Athletic Director Marty Hyland ’84 said, “I’m really happy that Jarritt Goode is heading up our football program.  When he was a student, and now as a coach, he showed great leadership abilities.”

Under Welo, the Bengals went 13-18 in the past three years qualifying for the playoffs in his second year in 2017. This past season, the Bengals were 4-6 and just missed the playoffs finishing in ninth place behind Mayfield by less than one percentage point.

Goode played on legendary Coach Augie Bossu’s last team in 1993 at Benedictine.  That squad qualified for the state playoffs finishing with a 6-5 record.  The ’94 team, coached by Benedictine grad, Al Hodakievic ’72, went 10-3 reaching the state semi-finals. Goode, a team captain, was selected as a first-team Associated Press All-Ohio linebacker that season.

“I played on Coach Bossu’s last varsity team at Benedictine.  That was a bittersweet experience on many levels,” said Goode.

Goode was a three-year starter at linebacker and defensive end at Youngstown State University and was a member of the Penguins 1997 Division I-AA national championship team coached by Jim Tressel.

Goode lives in Oakwood Village with his wife of 11 years Nikki and their two children, daughter Jacora, 10, and son Jalon, 8.
Benedictine High School completed its 90th football season in 2018 as one of the few schools in Ohio to garner at least 500 victories. The Bengals have captured seven state playoff football titles and is the only school in Ohio to win at least one championship in each decade since the new format began in 1972. The sign on the front of the school proudly proclaims Benedictine High School as the “Home of Champions.”

Contact: Wally Mieskoski

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