Sources tell FootballScoop that defending Division II national champion Valdosta State (GA) is expected to name Tiffin (D-II – OH) head coach Gary Goff their new head coach.
Goff is a former player at Valdosta State that has spent the past eight seasons at Tiffin. Goff played wide receiver at VSU under Hal Mumme and was named a team captain his senior year, leading the team to a conference title in 1996.
As an assistant, Goff was the offensive coordinator at West Virginia Wesleyan, where he helped turn around a 2-8 season in 2009 to a 9-2 mark in 2010. He’s also spent time as a coordinator at Princeton, New Mexico State, Iowa Wesleyan and Southeastern Louisiana.
At Tiffin, Goff just wrapped up one of the best seasons in school history, finishing with a 9-2 mark. Overall, with most of his time coming in one of the toughest D-II conferences in America in the GLIAC (which just sent Ferris State to the national title game after a few years of deep playoff runs, and also has powerhouse Grand Valley State in the hunt regularly as well) Goff has an overall mark of 38-50 as head coach.
At Valdosta State, Goff steps in for Kerwin Bell who left to become the offensive coordinator at USF. He’ll be tasked with taking over a loaded Valdosta State roster that returns 18 starters from their national title run.
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