Coaching/Front Office Career: Enters his 1st season on the Red Sox ML coaching staff...Named First Base Coach and Outfield Instructor on 11/2/17. Also coordinates the club's base running instruction. Spent 4 seasons working in the Red Sox' minor league system as Outfield and Base Running Coordinator (2009-11) and as a coach for Short-A Lowell (2008). Spent the last 6 seasons as NYM's first base coach (2012-17)...Was also responsible for coaching the club's outfielders and coordinating base running instruction. During his 6 seasons with NYM, Mets base runners were caught only 173 times, the fewest in the NL...The Mets stole 445 bases in 618 tries (72.0%) in that time. From 2012-17, Mets outfielders ranked 3rd in the NL with 177 assists...The club's 39 outfield assists in 2013 were their most since 1998 (39). While under Goodwin's instruction, Juan Lagares earned the Rawlings Gold Glove Award in CF in 2014...Eric Young Jr. (LF in 2013) and Curtis Granderson (RF in 2015) were named Gold Glove finalists with the Mets. After the 2016 season, managed the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League...The team included league MVP Gleyber Torres, Greg Bird, and Tim Tebow. Made his coaching debut in 2007 with Lewisville in the independent Continental Baseball League.
Playing Career: Played 1,288 ML games over 14 seasons for LAD (1991-93, 2000-01), KC (1994-97), TEX (1997-99), COL (2000), SF (2002), and CHC (2003-04). From 1995-2000, led the majors with 298 stolen bases in 395 attempts (75.4%). Stole a career-high 66 bases in 1996 with KC, the 3rd-highest single-season total in Royals history. Ranks 10th in Royals history with 150 SB and 8th in Rangers history with 93 SB. Recorded a .991 fielding percentage in 1,092 career games in the OF, making just 22 errors in 2,402 chances. Reached the 2002 World Series with the Giants and appeared in 5 of the Series' 7 games as a pinch hitter and defensive replacement...Also reached the ALDS with TEX in 1998 and 1999 and the NLCS with CHC in 2003. In 1992-93 with LAD, was coached by current Red Sox bench coach Ron Roenicke. Finished his playing career with 88 games for Atlantic City of the independent Atlantic League in 2005. Originally selected by LAD in the 1st round (22nd overall) of the 1989 June Draft...Also selected by PIT in the 6th round in 1986, but did not sign. Won a Gold Medal with the 1988 USA Olympic Team.
Personal: Full name is Thomas Jones Goodwin. Was a 2-time All-American at Fresno State University...Is a graduate of Central High School in Fresno, CA