Goff Named Tiffin Head Football Coach
Release courtesy of Shane O'Donnell, TU Sports Information Director
TIFFIN, Ohio - Gary Goff has been named Head Football Coach at Tiffin University. Goff takes over the program after the departure of Dave Walkosky following the 2010 season.
Goff comes to the Dragons after a highly successful season at West Virginia Wesleyan. Goff, who served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Wesleyan, led the team from a 2-8 season in 2009 to a 9-2 mark in 2010, tying the most wins in school history in the process. The team was ranked nationally for the first time in school history while breaking 12 offensive school records.
"My family and I are very grateful and excited about the opportunity to join Tiffin University and take part in the building of this program,"
said Goff. "I look forward to developing relationships within the community that will help establish the solid foundation necessary for success."
"We are excited to have Gary as our new football coach,” said Lonny Allen, Athletic Director. “He has a great track record with successful programs and the turnaround he was involved with at West Virginia Wesleyan was also outstanding. He has a strong reputation with other coaches, and we are excited to have him directing the program.”
Prior to West Virginia Wesleyan, Goff coached at Princeton University where he was the Pass Game Coordinator and Receivers Coach. He was also Co-Offensive Coordinator and Receivers Coach at New Mexico State University for four seasons where he helped lead the team to a ranking of 2nd nationally in passing offense and 3rd nationally in total offense. That team also broke 21 offensive school records while ranking 15th in the nation in scoring offense. Goff also coached the nation’s top receiver, two-time All-American Chris Williams, who later signed with the Cleveland Browns.
Goff, who has been offensive coordinator for three different teams, also served in that capacity at Iowa Wesleyan University. He also coached for two seasons at Southeastern Louisiana University, helping that squad to lead the nation in total offense.
Goff played for powerful NCAA Division II Valdosta State under Hal Mumme. Goff was a receiver/kick returner and was also team captain his senior year, leading the team to the Gulf South Conference Championship in 1996. That squad also earned an NCAA play-off berth and the nation’s top ranking during the regular season.
Goff, who earned a degree in Business Administration from Valdosta State, is a native of Picayune, Mississippi. He and his wife Tiffanie have two children, Tyler and Audrey.