Harold Goodwin
Carolina Panthers
Position:Assistant head coach & run game coordinator
Personal information
Born: (1973-11-14) November 14, 1973 (age 50)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
Career information
High school:Hopkins (SC) Lower Richland
Career history
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Coaching stats at PFR

Harold Goodwin (born November 14, 1973) is an American football coach who is the assistant head coach and run game coordinator for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as an assistant coach for the Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Playing career

Goodwin played offensive line for the University of Michigan from 1992 to 1995.[1] He was teammates on the offensive line with Doug Skene, Joe Cocozzo, Steve Everitt, Trezelle Jenkins, and Jon Runyan.

Coaching career

Early career

Goodwin began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Michigan from 1995 to 1997, where he worked with former teammates and future pros Steve Hutchinson, Jon Jansen, and Jeff Backus. In 1998, he moved to Eastern Michigan to serve as assistant offensive line coach, specifically overseeing tight ends and offensive tackles. This role expanded in 1999 to include the entire offensive line. At Eastern Michigan, Goodwin helped develop L. J. Shelton. Goodwin moved to Central Michigan in 2000 to assume the position of offensive line coach, and later assistant head coach. Goodwin helped develop future NFL pros Eric Ghiaciuc and Adam Kieft in his time at Central Michigan.[2]

Chicago Bears

In 2004, Goodwin was hired by the Chicago Bears as their assistant offensive line coach.[3]

Pittsburgh Steelers

In 2007, Goodwin was hired by the Pittsburgh Steelers as their offensive line and offensive quality control coach. This involved a responsibility to help coach the offensive line and assist the offensive coaching staff with game preparation, video analysis and scouting of opponents.[2][4]

Indianapolis Colts

On January 31, 2012, Goodwin was hired by the Indianapolis Colts as their offensive line coach under head coach Chuck Pagano.

Arizona Cardinals

On January 19, 2013, Goodwin was hired by the Arizona Cardinals as their offensive coordinator under head coach Bruce Arians.[5]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On January 8, 2019, Goodwin was hired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as their assistant head coach and run-game coordinator, reuniting with head coach Bruce Arians. Goodwin earned his second Super Bowl title when the Buccaneers won Super Bowl LV.[6]


In 2024, he followed Dave Canales to the Carolina Panthers and became the team’s assistant head coach and run game coordinator.[7]

Personal life

Goodwin graduated from the University of Michigan in 1996 with a degree in management and communications. He and his wife, Monica, have three children. His younger brother Jonathan is a former Pro Bowl lineman who won a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints.[8]


  1. ^ "Pack vs. Black and Gold Equals Six Wolverines in Super Bowl XLV". University of Michigan. January 23, 2011. Archived from the original on February 1, 2011. Retrieved May 25, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Harold Goodwin Bio". Steelers.com. NFL.com. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved May 25, 2011.
  3. ^ "Transactions". The New York Times. February 4, 2004. Retrieved May 25, 2011.
  4. ^ "Steelers hire ex-Bears coach". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. February 16, 2007. p. D-7. Retrieved May 25, 2011.
  5. ^ Bruce Arians hires Harold Goodwin as offensive coordinator
  6. ^ "Super Bowl LV - Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs - February 7th, 2021". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  7. ^ "Bucs assistants Joe Gilbert, Harold Goodwin follow Canales to Carolina". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved January 31, 2024.
  8. ^ Crouse, Karen (October 21, 2005). "The Jets' Newest Starting Lineman Is Known for His Blocking, Not His Talking". The New York Times. Retrieved May 25, 2011.