GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College Director of Athletics Tom Palombo announced the appointment of Casey Godwin, Freddy Gomez, and Peter Truitt ’12 to the Quakers’ athletics staff Tuesday. Godwin serves Guilford’s assistant women’s soccer coach while Gomez and Truitt are men’s soccer assistants.
Godwin graduated from the University North Carolina at Greensboro in 2012 where she majored in kinesiology with a concentration in fitness leadership. While in college, the Raleigh native lettered four years for the Spartans’ soccer team as a defender. Godwin was named to the Academic All-Southern Conference Team from 2008-11 and made the dean’s list four times. She was a member of the ’89 CASL Spartan Elite club team from 2001-08, where she helped the team win the 2005 United States Youth Soccer Association Region III East Premier League Championship, plus six North Carolina Youth Soccer Association titles in six of seven years. Godwin was a two-time All-CAP 7 Conference honoree and also received all-academic team recognition Millbrook High School in 2004 and 2005.
Godwin is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and has experience as a trainer and coach. She was a personal trainer in the H.O.P.E. Program held at UNCG’s Kinesiology Department and had a brief stint as a volunteer strength and conditioning coach at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Godwin returned to her hometown where she worked as a sports performance specialist at Athletes’ Performance at Raleigh. She was a fitness assistant at Boca Raton (Fla.) Resort and Club where she assisted in personal training sessions in early 2013 before heading back to her alma mater to work with facilities and game operations.
While he completes coursework towards a Spanish degree, Gomez will help out head coach Jeff Bateson’s club on the field where he concluded a brilliant Guilford career in 2012. Gomez was twice named a First Team All-South Atlantic pick by the National Soccer Coaches’ Association of America (NSCAA) and is one of two Guilford soccer students named All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) four times. The three-time first-team All-ODAC pick was also twice selected to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association College Division All-State Team. Gomez ranks second in school history with 42 goals in 71 games and added 12 assists for 96 points, Guilford’s third-highest total. The Chile native played two seasons with the Carolina Dynamo of the Premier Development League and attended Williams High School in Burlington, N.C.
Truitt worked alongside Bateson in 2012 while finishing his sport management degree. The Washington, D.C. native was a four-year-letter winner with the Quakers’ soccer team. As a senior in 2011, his 1.22 goals against average contributed to the Quakers’ 1.26 mark that is tops in school history. He also made 67 saves in his senior campaign with four shutouts. For his career, Truitt had a 1.79 goals against average, which ranks second in school history. His eight career shutouts stand third all-time at Guilford and his 217 career saves are sixth. In addition to his work with the Quakers, Truitt has coached locally as part of the Greensboro United Soccer Association.