Jim Goodale, father of Rutgers coach, dead at age 77

Jim Goodale, the father of Rutgers University wrestling coach Scott Goodale and Jackson Memorial girls basketball coach Rachel Goodale, died Monday morning having battled
leukemia then went into cardiac arrest. He was 77 years old.

Scott Goodale with father Jim Goodale
Coaching appeared to run in the veins of members of the Goodale family, starting with Jim Goodale, who had been a Little League and Pop Warner baseball coach as well as a wrestling coach. When he wasn't coaching youth baseball, Jim Goodale was umpiring baseball.

Jim Goodale also became involved in wrestling, first at the recreation level and later as the Goetz Middle School head wrestling coach.

Scott Goodale told NJ Advance Media on Tuesday morning about his father's passing, saying, "He's been sick for a while and I knew the end was coming. Friends have been reaching out telling stories and those have been great, but it's also been hard.

"My dad was a good dude. He was an awesome dad."

Funeral arrangements have yet to be made public.


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gospel songs (1) about a month and a half ago
may his soul rest in peace