Background and role in Ohio Bobcat Club

Samantha Godwin joins the Ohio Bobcat Club as the Associate Director for Development.

Godwin will oversee the Annual Giving program sharing responsibility for the strategic direction of Athletics’ successful fundraising.

Samantha joins the Ohio Bobcat Club after serving as the Director of Community Engagement and Development for Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio for the last two years. While with the organization, Godwin generated $200,000 through special events and solicited $250,000 from new and existing donors.

Prior to working with Habitat for Humanity, she was the Director of Development for McKinley for Congress, raising $1.5 million during that election cycle.

Samantha played softball at Florida Gulf Coast and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Psychology and Criminal Forensic Science in 2009. She went on to earn her Master’s Degree in American Government Relations at West Virginia in 2015.

Samantha is married to Charles Godwin and are the proud parents to Tucker, their golden retriever.

Favorite part of working in the Ohio Bobcat Club

Everyday, we strive to make the student- athletes experience an experience to remember!  The passion and drive that surrounds OHIO athletics is incredible and I am honored to get the chance to be apart of the Athletics team.

Favorite Ohio Athletics sports memory


Favorite restaurant in town

LULU’s Casa!