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New East Girls Basketball Coach Has High Hopes

Michael Goodman, head girls basketball coach at Mondovi High School, has been hired to lead Brookfield East's girls basketball team this fall.

(Update July 30:) Want more info about East's new girls basketball coach? BrookfieldNOW.com reporter JR Radcliffe talked to Michael Goodman for this report.

Goodman told Radcliffe after struggling with a 3-20 record last year, "It's not going to happen overnight. But if I instill the mindset of always working hard, playing to the whistle, then we're not just going to be an easy team to roll over. Teams should fear playing Brookfield East." Read the full report.

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Brookfield East High School has hired Michael Goodman to lead the girls basketball team.

East Athletic Director Cale Vogel said Goodman received high marks from those who knew him at Mondovi High School where he has taught and coached the girls basketball team the past two years.

"I have no doubt the Michael will be successful in running our girls program.  He has the willingness to learn and improve which is key," Vogel said.

Vogel said Goodman had great communication skills, passion and a clear sense of commitment to student-athletes, as well as knowing the game well and having a strong work ethic.

Goodman succeeds Kelly Lam, who has accepted a teaching position at Sussex Hamilton.

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