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Liberty Field Hockey Welcomes Good as New Assistant Coach

January 16, 2020  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty field hockey has announced the addition of Alan Good as its new assistant coach.

Liberty field hockey has announced the addition of Alan Good as its new assistant coach.

The Liberty field hockey program and head coach Nikki Parsley-Blocker have announced the addition of Alan Good as their new assistant coach.

 "After interviewing Alan, it became apparent that he possesses special tools that will help elevate Liberty Field Hockey. He is extremely hardworking, action-oriented and driven to pursue excellence at a high level," Parsley-Blocker stated. "In our program, we strive to run the best player development program in NCAA hockey. I believe that Alan will make an immediate imprint on our culture and help sharpen our program as we chase after a BIG EAST Championship. Alan will also aid in our video analysis and all aspects of our technical and tactical development. He is extremely well-suited for this position, both on and off the pitch. I am eager to see how the Lord continues to work in and through the program during this transition!"

A native of Kinsale, Ireland, Good has spent the last few years (2017-20) in Williamsburg and Charlottesville, Va., serving as the Coaching Director at Focus Field Hockey and as the Varsity Field Hockey Head Coach at The Covenant School.

"I am thrilled to get the chance to be a part of Liberty field hockey and can't wait to work alongside Coach Parsley-Blocker and Coach Hefner," Good said. "I have long admired the dynamic, progressive coaching staff and powerful team culture at Liberty – the program has made incredible strides in a short time. My aim is to help provide the team with high challenge and high support as we strive to reach our girls together."

While with Focus Field Hockey, Good was responsible for the design and execution of practices, camps clinic and lessons for Virginia's fastest-growing field hockey club, with sites in Charlottesville, Richmond, Williamsburg and Virginia Beach. He has served as head coach and assistant coach for club teams at various recruiting and high-performance tournaments.

Good has helped to quadruple Focus Field Hockey membership while coaching more than 50 NCAA recruits. In addition, he has worked in various administrative roles, including direct management of site directors, coach education, mental training and character development, website and registration management, video analysis and social media.

While at The Covenant School in Charlottesville, Good has led the team to a state championship runner-up finish (2017), semifinal berth (2018) and quarterfinal appearance (2019). The Covenent Eagles were Blue Ridge Conference champions in 2018 and 2019, and Good earned Coach of the Year recognition in both of those seasons.

Good also has a presence with USA Field Hockey as a coach educator and coach, responsible for delivery of the National Governing Body (NGB) Level 1 & 2 coaching education courses nationwide. The Ireland native coached at regional high-performance centers in Richmond and Norfolk as part of the Olympic development pipeline. Good holds Level 2 coaching certifications from USA Field Hockey and Hockey Ireland, as well as Level 1 from Hockey Ireland.

Prior to moving to the United States, Good served in head coach and assistant coach roles with Munster Hockey in Cork, Ireland from 2012-17. In those roles, he coached a variety of elite high-performance U16 and U18 regional teams as part of the Irish junior national team pipeline. More than a dozen players Good coached went on to be selected for Ireland U16 and U18 boys and girls programs.

Good also served as head coach for a variety of Division I adult club teams, including Ashton Hockey Club, Fermoy Hockey Club and Cork Wanderers and high school varsity teams (2013-17) at St. Angela's College, Scoil Mhuire College and Regina Mundi College. While serving as a high school coach in Ireland, he guided those teams to seven provincial titles.

Good also is the founder and co-owner of Southern Fried Hockey, one of Ireland's most successful and longest-running field hockey camp companies.

Good obtained a bachelor's degree in economics and sociology from University College Cork in 2010. The Ireland native played Munster Division I field hockey for UCC Men's Hockey Club and Ashton Hockey Club. He represented the province of Munster in the junior inter-provincial tournament in 2011 and 2012.