Paul Goodman is in his 12th season with the Blackhawks as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Goodman joined the Blackhawks after spending six years as Director and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Vermont. In 2006, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) named Goodman the State/Provincial Director of the Year, and he also was a finalist for the NSCA's College Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year award. In addition to UVM, Goodman also spent time with USA Women's Hockey and the New York Rangers.
Goodman is a 1996 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, and he received his first master's degree in Education in 2002 while serving as a member of the Badgers' strength and conditioning staff. He later completed a second master's degree in Applied Exercise Science from Concordia University-Chicago, and is currently in pursuit of his PhD from Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand, where his research is focused on the return to performance / play protocols in post-concussive athletes. Goodman also co-authored the recently released book Hockey Anatomy with team physician Michael Terry through Human Kinetics.
As the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Goodman is responsible for the development of all players within the organization by preparing on- and off-ice training regimens during the season and in the offseason. Through the creation of BlackhawkStrength.com, Goodman is able to track individual player performance and progress throughout all club affiliates, as well as prospects and draft picks from all over the world. He also works in conjunction with the sports medicine staff by assisting in the rehabilitation process for injured athletes.
Paul and his wife, Susan, and son, Grant, currently reside in the western suburbs.