UK Rifle Announces Rena Goodwin as Assistant Coach

Aug. 28, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The UK rifle team has announced that Rena Goodwin will serve as an assistant coach for the 2014-15 season.

Goodwin joins UK head coach Harry Mullins' staff after a decorated career at Ole Miss.

"We're very excited," Mullins said. "Rena has tremendous work ethic. She has a solid foundation of beliefs for the sport. She also has a strong will to win.

"Her enthusiasm is great for the team. The four years I saw her compete in college were impressive.  If she brings that will to win to the team, we will be in a good place."

Goodwin was a member of the Ole Miss rifle team for four years, serving as team captain for the last two. She obtained a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science.    

"I'm very excited to start working here," Goodwin said. "This is a very good program that I've always admired so I'm very happy to now be a part of it. I look forward to helping the team accomplish what we want to get done."

She excelled on and off the range in Oxford, Mississippi. Goodwin was part of a generation that redefined the definition of success for the Ole Miss rifle program.

She improved her averages every year she competed at the collegiate level. One of the top members of her college team as an air rifle and smallbore competitor, Goodwin finished her career on a high note with 583.2 average in air rifle and 558.4 in smallbore.

Her 2013-14 air rifle average was four points better than her junior season, and more than 16 points better than her freshman season.

She earned Collegiate Rifle Coaches' Association Academic All-American honors all four years of college between 2010-11 and 2013-14.

Goodwin was also a Conference Honor Roll selection three times.