Adam Godwin joined the Flames Club staff in April of 2017 as the first Director of Alumni Relations for Athletics. He is responsible for managing outreach to former student-athletes, with a focus on increasing alumni engagement and participation in the Flames Club. Godwin will also be working with the coaches of Liberty's 20 NCAA sports to coordinate sport-specific fundraising, alumni communication and reunion efforts.
Prior to joining the Flames Club staff, Godwin served as an assistant women's soccer coach at Liberty for a total of five years during two separate assignments (2006-08 and 2013-15).
From 2006-08, Godwin was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the women's soccer program, including recruiting, working with the academic and compliance staffs and coordinating fundraising efforts with the Flames Club. During the two-year period, Godwin coached 12 all-conference selections, three all-state selections, three all-academic selections and a Big South Scholar Athlete of the Year. He signed the Big South's top-ranked recruiting class in 2008, according to SoccerBuzz.com. Godwin also helped the program achieve an APR (academic progress rate) score that ranked within the top 10 percent of all NCAA women's soccer programs.
During his second stint with the women's soccer program, Godwin helped lead the Lady Flames to the best three-year record in program history, as the team went 43-18-4 from 2013-15. Liberty won two regular season championships, going 24-4-2 in Big South play, and three times won the most conference games in program history (eight). With Godwin's help, the Lady Flames also won two Big South Women's Soccer Championships (2013 and 2015), and made two NCAA Championship appearances. He coached 34 all-conference members and six NSCAA All-Region members, including the 2015 Big South Women's Soccer Championship MVP and the first player in Liberty history to sign professionally. The 2015 team also finished with a No. 56 final national ranking, the highest in program and conference history.
Godwin also worked for the Flames football program for five years (2008-13) as the Assistant Director of Operations and Recruiting. He worked closely with the coaching staff across all areas of recruiting, while also supporting the Assistant AD for Football Operations in the day-to-day operations of the program. The Flames won four Big South football championships during his five years with the program (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012).
Godwin returned to the Liberty Flames after serving for one season as an assistant coach with the Lynchburg College women's soccer program. During the 2016 season, he helped the Hornets to a 15-3-3 record and a No. 26 final national ranking, and a ranking of No. 3 in the South Atlantic Region. Coaching eight all-conference, five all-state, two all-region, and one All-American, he helped lead Lynchburg to an NCAA second round appearance.
A former member of the Flames men's soccer team, Godwin graduated from Liberty in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in sport management, and is originally from Hereford, England. He played in 70 games for the Flames, serving as a team captain and earning Big South first-team all-conference, first-team all-tournament, and VaSid second-team all-state honors. After his playing career at Liberty, he earned an invitation to try out for Great Britain's U23 team, as well as the professional Cheltenham Town Football Club. Godwin played with the Atlanta Silverbacks Reserve team before beginning his coaching career with the storied Atlanta Fire Soccer Club.
He and his wife, Morgaine reside in Lynchburg, Va., with their son, Charlie.