A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Michael Goodman is in his eighth year with the USCAA. A graduate of Old Dominion University where he obtained his master’s degree in Sports Management, Goodman oversees the day-to-day operations of the USCAA National Office and its 85 member institutions.
Goodman has compiled a long list of different job functions during his time with the USCAA. Beginning as the association’s Administrator of Communications and Compliance, he developed the USCAA’s eligibility center, a platform on the USCAA website for all matters dealing with the association’s eligibility guidelines. Goodman also created the USCAA’s first eligibility Case Study Handbook, led development of the USCAA Code of Conduct policy, and in 2012 oversaw the association’s transition to PrestoSports as the official statistical provider of the USCAA.
Furthermore, Goodman has spearheaded efforts to improve the layout and content of the USCAA website, improve the association’s ratings and selections processes, internal and external communication channels, contributed to redesign of the USCAA website, and conceptualized and implemented all the USCAA's standalone championship websites. The USCAA now offers six championship websites as well as a separate site for the annual USCAA National Convention.
To date, Goodman continues to serve as the USCAA’s compliance chairman, working with the membership to ensure timely and accurate reporting of USCAA eligibility documentation, and working with the USCAA’s eligibility committee to process all applicable waivers. He continues to oversee USCAA Coaches Polls, Sport Committees, internal subcommittees, and lead development of internal marketing initiatives aimed at highlighting the USCAA’s unique mission and niche in intercollegiate athletics. Goodman leads planning and development of seven USCAA championship events (15 tournaments total) each year, and is a regular on-site at USCAA tournaments.
Goodman recently began pursuit of his MBA with the University of Wisconsin. He currently lives in Chesapeake, Virginia with his wife Lauren and their son Griffin.