Lawrence Central High SCHOOL


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Head Boys Basketball Coach Al Gooden

Coach Gooden begins his fifth year as the head varsity basketball coach at Lawrence Central.  He was previously the head basketball coach at New Haven High School near Ft. Wayne, a 4A school, and in 2013 he helped win the school’s first sectional title since 1996.

Prior to being at New Haven, Coach Gooden was the long-time coach at Ft. Wayne Harding, taking his squad to the state finals five times at the 2A and 3A levels, winning the state in 2001.

On November 20th, 2018, Coach Gooden won his 450th game in his career, making him the 55th head coach in the history of Indiana High School Basketball to reach that mark.  Coach Gooden currently ranks 13th all-time in wins amongst active head coaches in Indiana.  

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