Tom Goode passes away

Tom Goode
SDN staff, special reports

Former All-Southeastern Conference football player and assistant coach at Mississippi State, East Mississippi Community College head football coach and West Point native Tom Goode passed away on Thursday.
Details about Goode's death were not available at press time and funeral arrangements are pending.
Goode was inducted as one of 15 individuals into the Mississippi Community and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame in Pearl earlier this year in April.
Goode's illustrious athletic career that spanned nearly 50 years back to his playing days as an all-conference football and basketball performer at West Point High School.
At Mississippi State, Goode capped his collegiate career by garnering Kodak All-America honors as a senior in addition to playing in the Blue-Gray All-Star Classic, Coaches All-America Game and Senior Bowl following the 1960 season. Drafted in the second round by the Houston Oilers of the old American Football League and in the 17th round by the NFL's Detroit Lions, Goode played four seasons (1962-65) at center and linebacker for the Oilers before moving to the NFL's Miami Dolphins in 1966. His four-year (1966-69) playing career with the Dolphins was highlighted by his 1969 selection to the NFL's All-Pro team.
For more on Goode's career, see Friday's edition of The Starkville Daily News.