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Godinez, brought his 9 years of coaching experience to the basketball courts for the first time for the 2013-14 season and much to the delight of the athletic program, school and surrounding community. In just one season Godinez turned the Victor Valley College men’s basketball program into one of the most feared teams in the State. The program had one of the biggest program turnarounds from one season to the next (15 wins) in Junior College history. He guided the team to a 15-12 record, missing the playoffs by just one game, all after taking the program over just 4 weeks before the season started. The VVC team also set over 12 school records in 2013-14 including Points, 3-point shots and Free throws. As a team VVC led the State in Points per game for the regular season.
Prior to VVC, Godinez coached 3 seasons at the Division 1 level with Gardner Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. He had brief stints with both Mt. San Antonio College and Pasadena City College and was the head coach at Lutheran High School in La Verne CA from 2006-07.
Godinez, a Hacienda Heights California native, also played both football and basketball at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, he exceled at San Jose State University as a defensive back in the early 2000's, earning Academic All-American honors as well as All-Conference honors. Godinez also signed a Free Agent contract with the Washington Redskins after graduating with his Bachelors in Sociology and earning his Master’s Degree in Kinesiology in 2006.
At home, Godinez is married to his wife of 5 years, Jennifer Godinez, and has two kids Payton, 3, and Avery, 1.