It's hard to miss Frank Goodman's name when reading the football and basketball team highlights in the 1944 Whispers. Whether he was the leading scorer on the court or the guy who made the "inspired drive down the rain-soaked field," his stamina and ability always dominated any game in which he played during his two years at EHS.
Frank Goodman not only excelled on the hard court and the football field but also on the baseball diamond. He spent two years on each of these varsity teams, and he served as the captain of the basketball and baseball teams-the only captain of two teams on the 1944 EHS Athletic Advisory Board.
"In Frank, EHS found its most outstanding basketballer in many years," reads the 1944 Whispers. "His untiring will to win and his confidence pulled the team out of the depths of despair more than once. To climax a most successful season, he was chosen captain of the All-State basketball team."
A teammate on the football squad wrote, "We had one of the finest ball carriers ever seen on the Holy Hill in Frank Goodman ... he was dangerous through any position but was best known for his dazzling off-tackle and end runs ... Frank was honored not only by being placed on the first All-State team, but also by being named for the tail-back position on the All-Prep team in Washington."
Mr. Goodman was honored as one of Episcopal's finest athletes with the School Award for Football, the William Caskie Watts Award for Excellence in Basketball, and the Rinehart Medal for Athletic Worth, of which he was the recipient in both 1943 and 1944. After an inspiring athletic career at EHS, Mr. Goodman received a football scholarship to play at the University of Virginia where he also was a member of the varsity tennis team.
Mr. Goodman spent more than 30 years in the career counseling business, helping people assess their careers and professions. He is now retired and lives in Atlanta, Ga., with his wife, Carol. In 1987, the Goodman Squash Center was built on Episcopal's campus and named in memory of his brother, Lt. Cmdr. Shields Goodman, United States Navy, who was killed in World War II.