Coach Good gets 600th career victory
With an 88-82 victory over Coffeyville CC on Feb. 4 Pratt Community College head men's basketball coach Max Good achieved a monumental career milestone. The win gives Coach Good his 600th post-secondary victory as a head coach.
Good is proud and humble for reaching this milestone.
"Any time you've coached for a long time you are going to accumulate some wins. I've been very fortunate and blessed to have been able to coach some talented players and had the assistance of some very good coaches. That's a formula for wins over a long period of time."
Coach Good has had most of his 45 years of coaching at the top levels of the NCAA. Good started his post-secondary career at Eastern Kentucky University from 1981-89. He was named Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year in 1987. Good then took over as the head coach of Maine Central Institute from 1989-1999. He won 90.2 percent of his games and won five New England Prep School Athletic Conference Championships. The highlight of his time at MCI was coaching three teams to undefeated seasons and winning 79 straight games from 1989-92.
Good took the helm at UNLV during the 2000-01 season before heading to Bryant University (2001-08). At Bryant, Good achieved new levels of success for the program. In 2004 He led Bryant to a 23 win season and the first NCAA Tournament berth in 24 years advancing as far as the Sweet 16. The next season Good led Bryant to a 25 wins season and went all the way to the NCAA Division II Championship before falling in the title game to Virginia Union.
After Bryant, Coach Good went to Loyola Marymount for six seasons. Under the direction of Good, the Lions accomplished numerous firsts for the program with their first NCAA Tournament berth and post season victory since the program appeared in the Elite Eight in 1990. During his tenure at Loyola Marymount, Good helmed two teams that had 20 wins. He was named West Coast Conference Coach of the Year in 2009-10.
Congratulations to Coach Good on this career achievement.