Na'Shan Goddard
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Na'Shan Goddard

Na'Shan Goddard joined the Newberry College coaching staff as the offensive line coach in the spring of 2016.


Goddard's first season in Newberry was marked by the Wolves' third SAC championship in program history and a berth in the NCAA Division II Football Championship. Goddard's unit was instrumental to the team establishing new school records for scoring (436 points), passing yards (3,536), completions (287), passing touchdowns (30), completion percentage (67.8), total offense (5,462 yards), all-purpose yards (6,496), and total touchdowns (61).


Bobby McNeil was an Honorable Mention All-American and was a second team all-region selection alongside Tyler Stasky. The duo also earned first team all-SAC recognition, while Dakota Mozingo earned second team recognition from the league's coaches. 


The offensive line combined to allow just 20 sacks on 423 pass attempts in 2016 and paved the way for quarterback Raleigh Yeldell to set Newberry's single-season total offense record with 3,418 yards, the eighth-highest total in SAC history.


Goddard excelled at South Carolina under head coaches Lou Holtz and Steve Spurrier from 2001-05, earning SEC All-Freshman and Freshman All-America honors in 2002. He was also named preseason all-SEC in 2005. He played center, guard and tackle during his years with the Gamecocks. Current Newberry tight ends coach C.J. Frye coached Goddard as a South Carolina graduate assistant in 2004 and 2005. The pair also played together for the Gamecocks in 2001 and 2002.


When his collegiate career ended, Goddard signed as an undrafted free agent with the New York Giants. He was there for three years, then had a brief stint with the New York Jets before being traded back to the Giants. He later played with Seattle and closed out his NFL career with the New Orleans Saints. He earned Super Bowl rings with the Giants in 2008 and the Saints in 2010.


Goddard also played professionally with the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League and the Florida Tuskers and Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League. 


Goddard retired from pro football following the 2014 CFL season and lives in Columbia with his wife, Stacy, and two sons, Sean and Naiden.