VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Valdosta State announced Gary Goff as the head coach of reigning NCAA DII National Champions. Here’s the press release from Blazer Athletics:
Former Valdosta State football standout Gary Goff has been named the tenth head coach in Blazer football history announced Friday by VSU Athletic Director Herb Reinhard. A press conference to introduce Goff as head coach will be announced soon.
"I am very excited to have Coach Gary Goff join our team and I am confident he is going to be a great addition to Blazer football, the university and our community," Reinhard said. "Gary's offenses have been among the most prolific in the country and he will certainly continue and build on our history and tradition of fast-paced, explosive football. I'm also excited about the opportunity to bring back to VSU a Blazer alum. During our search process, I had numerous Blazer football alums reach out in support of Coach Goff. In addition to his on-field football success, I am very impressed with what Gary has done with his teams' off the field, particularly in the area of leadership development."
Goff comes to VSU from NCAA Division II Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio, where he has been the head coach of the Dragons for the past eight seasons. In 2018, Goff had his best season at Tiffin as he guided the Dragons to a 9-2 campaign and a 6-2 record in the Great Midwest Conference as the team began the season 9-0. Tiffin was ranked as high as No. 15 in the American Football Coaches Association Top 25 in 2018. Goff had 16 Dragons named to G-MAC All-Conference teams in 2018.