Stan Gooden is originally from Opp, Alabama and a graduate of Troy University. This season begins his 24th coaching in some capacity. Gooden started his career at Kinson High School, coaching Samson's Head Coach, Jason Wambles. Gooden spent 7 years at Andalusia High, serving as Offensive Coordinator and Head Baseball Coach. He coached many players who played on the college level in football and baseball, as well as Nico Johnson of the NFL. Gooden spent two seasons at Florala High as Head Baseball, Football, and Athletic Director for both Varsity and JV Programs. He came to Samson High School in 2010 and has served in various coaching roles. Gooden is married to Garian North Gooden of Enterprise. They have 5 children: Cooper (21), Fletcher (18), Noah (17), Reynolds (5) and Gareth (3).