Richie Goodenow joined the Franklin College baseball coaching staff in August, 2012.
Goodenow led a Franklin pitching staff that featured two seven-game winners and three pitchers earn Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week honors in 2014. Hayden Cleveland was named an honorable mention National Pitcher of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association on March 6, 2014 after tossing complete-game victories against nationally ranked Augustana College and Thomas More College to open the season.
He was a three-year starting pitcher for Vanderbilt University and played one year at Lipscomb University.
In 2010 as a Commodore at Vandy, Goodenow was awarded the regional MVP by pitching a 2-hit-shutout against Louisville. While at Lipscomb, Goodenow was ranked 19th in the NCAA in strikeouts per nine innings.
He also earned Academic All-Conference honors the same year in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Goodenow led the team in batting average, slugging percentage and on-base percentage while playing at Lipscomb.
In Goodenow’s last year at Lipscomb, he was the athletic operations graduate assistant while finishing his master’s degree. He also provided individual hitting/pitching lessons to many of the players on the team. This past summer, Goodenow was the assistant head coach and hitting coach for the Middle Tennessee Outlaws.
A native of Nashville, Tenn., Goodenow graduated from Lipscomb with a master’s degree in conflict management/negotiation in May. He now has a certificate of completion to be a Rule 31 Mediator. He received his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt in 2010, where he majored in sociology.