Willie Eugene Goldsmith Sr.
Born: September 16,1941 Miami, Florida
High School: Roosevelt High School in West Palm Beach, Florida 1960
College: Arkansas A.M. & N College (presently known as University of Arkansas-
Pine Bluff) Bachelor’s in Health, Physical Education and Recreation 1964
Barry University Master’s Degree in Sports Management … Master’s Degree
Institution 2001
Barry University – Educational Leadership Specialist Degree Institution 2004
Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida presently pursuing a Doctoral
Degree in High Education

High School
• Standout four-year starter and undoubtedly one of the most versatile players ever at Roosevelt High School Devils
• 1957 All-District Basketball Team
• 1959-1960 Captain of the Football Team
• 1959 Member of the District Championship team
• 1960 Named All Conference and All-State as a wide receiver
• 1960 Member of the State Championship team

• Played quarterback and defensive back
• 1960-1961 Vice President of Freshmen Dormitory & Freshmen Personality
• 1962 Became a First Team Academic All American
• 1962 Kicked 44-yard Field Goal, which was the fourth longest in the nation.
• 1963 First coaching job was as head coach of the Sigma Fraternity Intramural Basketball Championship
• 1961-64 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity & Pan-Hellenic Council- Parliamentarian
• Who’s Who in American Colleges & Universities

Professional – Willie was the driving force in football and track in the 1960’s and 1970’s in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He coached football, basketball and track at the elementary, junior high school and high school levels for forty-four years. He was a basketball official for many years. He won championships in football, basketball and track. He had to struggle to get his first head coaching job. After being bypassed for several head coaching jobs and as a result three lawsuits over 13 years final fulfilled his dream of being a head coach of a high school team.
• Basketball Official for many years
• 1968 -1973 Head Football/Track/Basketball at Hayes Jr. High
• 1977 First black head football coach in Albuquerque by leading the Valley High School Vikings … In 1980 the football team had their first winning season in 15 years
• 1978 First head coach to represent Albuquerque in a game in another country (Chihuahua, Mexico). The Mayor of Chihuahua presented Willie with an Honorary Plaque during halftime.
• 1995 First black head coach of a team to win a 6-A Florida high school state football championship, leading the Miami Northwestern High School “Bulls”
o Coached ten high school All-Americans
o Won five District Championships
o Won five Regional Championships – 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995 and 1996
• Served on the coaching staff for the Florida All-Star team vs. California
o Devin Hester – Return Specialist – Chicago Bears (All Pro)
o Santonio Holmes, MVP 2006 Super Bowl – Pittsburgh Steelers
o Elvis Dummerville – All-Pro Linebacker – Baltimore Ravens
o Antonio Brown – All Pro Wide Receiver – (Steelers/Raiders/Patriots)
• Many of his players went on to play in the NFL
o Marvin Jones – Wide Receiver – Detroit Lions & New York Jets
o Marvin “Snoop” Minnis – Wide Receiver – Kansas City Chiefs
o Nate Webster – Linebacker – Cincinnati Bengals & Tampa Bay Bucs
o Torrie Cox – Defensive back – Tampa Bay Bucs
o Vernon Cary – Offensive Lineman – Miami Dolphins
o Gary Harrell – Wide Receiver, New York Giants
o Olrick Johnson – Linebacker, New York Jets & New England Patriots
o William Bell – Running back – Washington Redskins
o Vernand Morency – Running back – Green Bay Packers
• Featured Guest Speaker:
o 1996 University of Miami
o 1996 University of Florida
o 1996 Florida State Univ
o 1996 Nike Sports Convention Clinic
o 1996 Miami Dade Correctional Center
• Head Coach for Nike Sponsored – Miami Dade vs Ft. Lauderdale (Broward) All Star Game
• 1996 Head Coach for North All Star Team (North vs South)

• 1977 Recipients of the “Service to Mankind Award” by the Sertoma Club of Albuquerque for unselfish devotion to the service of others
• 1996 Honored by the National Football League as one of the top five best high school coaches in the United States.
• 1996 Miami Dade County All=Sports Coach of the Year
• 1996 Jack Harding Hall of Fame National Football League “Coach of the Year” presented by Miami Dolphin great, Bob Griese
• 1996 Commendation by City of Miami, Florida for winning the state football title.
• 2012 Inducted into the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame
• 2012 Awarded the “Certificate of Support” by the United States Olympic Committee for his support of the 2012 Road to London and Team USA
• 2014 Inducted into the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff Hall of Fame
• Prime mover in establishing the Roosevelt High School Sports Hall of Fame
Awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the Paralyzed Veterans of America for his support of Americas’ paralyzed veterans
• Featured Articles in Ebony, Jet and Sports Illustrated

Community Involvement
• 1966 One of the eight founders of the Albuquerque Young American Football League (YAFL)
• 1977 Sponsored the first and only Boys AAU Track and Field Championships ever in the State of New Mexico
• 1975-1977 Coached the 9-Under, 10-11 and 12-13 went undefeated three straight years. This group of young men were the most dominating team in the history of New Mexico AAU Track and Field – Boys and Girls.
• 1977 Coached the Mighty Supremes Boys Track team that won Albuquerque’s only AAU Boys or Girls National Championship
• 100 Men Group …mentor youth to positive NW … Leadership
• Special Olympics two years
• Fellowship of Christian Valley

• Doris, wife married in 1986
• Children:
o Dwayne – Retired, City of West Palm Beach, Florida
o Guinevere – Teacher/Ex Police Force – Ocala, Florida, Atlanta, Georgia
o Daphne – Journalist, Riviera Beach, Florida
o Willie, Jr – Asst. Manager – Hampton, Ocala, Florida
o Fred – Manager of Diligent Delivery Systems, Atlanta, Georga
o Danny – UPS, Miami, Florida
o Dino – Butcher – Publix in West Palm Beach, Florida
o Ronald – Retired from the Cincinnati. Correctional Ctr, Cincinnati, Ohio
o Angel – Retired Veteran, Fruitland, Florida
o Crystal = Registered Nurse, Las Vegas, Nevada
o Brett – Deceased