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IVCC makes a Goode hire for baseball

OGLESBY — Jason Goode of Ottawa will be the head coach for the Illinois Valley Community College men’s baseball team next season.

Goode, 40, an assistant state’s attorney in the La Salle County State’s Attorney’s office, was named interim head coach July 9, said Associate Vice President for Student Services Tracy Morris.

Goode coached baseball two years at Marquette Academy, was the AABC Streaks head coach one year and served as head coach of the 19-and-under Yellowjackets and 16-and-under Sundevils of the Ottawa summer league.

“Jason brings a great a great deal of enthusiasm and experience to our team,” Morris said. “I am confident he will build a strong program here.”

Goode replaces three-year coach Eric Pinter who resigned in May as a result of a planned move from the area.

Goode earned his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich., and his bachelor’s in family and consumer science from Eastern Illinois University.

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