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Mike Goodpaster

Mike Goodpaster

Mike Goodpaster is the founder of The Grueling Truth Sports Network. Mike has been a football coach for 27 years, the last 5 as a Professional Indoor Coach including the head coach the with the Evansville Rage, Owensboro Rage, and the Northern Kentucky River Monsters, compiling a record of 26 wins 8 losses as a Head Football Coach. As a head coach at the Pro level and High School levels combined he has compiled a win-loss record of 309-61. He has been named the coach of the year in different leagues on eight separate occasions.


  • Editor since: 2015
  • Total Posts: 2741
  • Languages: English
  • Skills: Writing, News, Reviews, Guides

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Big Four

Interesting facts about the author

  • #1: I have been married to my wife Wendy for 27 years.
  • #2: My two sons, Austin and Grant were high school all-Americans at Cincinnati Landmark.

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Mike has also been the # 1 ranked private football coach in the Midwest by for the past 8 years. 30 players he has privately coached have earned Division 1 scholarships in the last 4 years and. Mike enjoys coaching his own kids in Football, Basketball, and Baseball. His own athletic career took him to Indiana State as a Division One Basketball Player.

When he is not coaching, he continues to stay engaged in sports. He has recently written for sports rants and has published his own book The Rage Within – an autobiography about being a head coach in the world of Indoor Football.

I have been a die-hard Cincinnati Bengals fan since birth in 1968 and have suffered greatly as a Bengals fan!

Boxing is my first love and I grew up watching the fights with my father and loved Muhammad Ali, Gerry Cooney, Michael Spinks, and for some reason Scott LeDoux.

Basketball was my favorite sport to play and I grew up a huge Indiana Basketball fan and love the history of Indiana High School Basketball.

The NBA I am a fan of the Indiana Pacers and my favorite players growing up were Walt Frazier and Julius Erving.

As a child, baseball was a huge love for me as I grew up watching the Big Red Machine with my father and Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan were my favorite players. My most significant sports memory was in 1983 going to see Johnny Bench’s final game for the Reds and I was sitting in the upper deck down the right field line when Johnny Bench hit his final home run.

I was the head coach of the Evansville Rage in 2012 and led the team to a record of 9-3 and the playoffs.

In 2013 the team moved to Owensboro, KY and we went 7-3 and qualified for the playoffs.

I took over as head coach for the Northern Kentucky Rivermonsters in 2014 after three games and led the Rivermonsters to 5 straight wins and the CIFL Championship game.

I became the Head coach at the Cincinnati Landmark Eagles in 2020 and I am still the Head Coach at the school.

We asked

What is your ideal Travel destiniation?
That one is easy! Gatlinburg, My wife and I spend a week up in the mountains in Gatlinburg every year.
What is your favorite movie?
That’s an easy one! It has to be Rocky! I love almost all boxing and Football Movies; my favorite Football movie would be Friday Night Lights, also love the TV series.
What is your Favorite Sport?
My favorite to play was Basketball, and my favorite to watch was Boxing and Football. I loved watching all sports when I was growing up. I remember my parents used to tell me when I was born that they hoped I would like sports. Turns out by the time I was 12, they were so burnt out on watching sports I would be watching by myself!
Are you a cat person or a dog person?
Definite dog person, and of course I name my dogs after Boxers. I have a Dudley Lab named Dempsey and a Blue Tick Coon dog named Gerry Cooney!
What is your favorite food?
Steak! My second favorite would be Chicken Wings, especially during football season. After every game it’s a tradition that after coaching a game that my Wife and I go eat Chicken Wings!
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