Despite being a native of Detroit, Mich., Cincinnati is the home away from home for third-year assistant coach Chris Goggin. When he returned to UC in 2006, he was returning to the place where he launched his college coaching career in 1998 as a video coordinator and administrative assistant.
After Goggin completed his fifth year at UC in the spring of 2003, he received his first coaching position when Mick Cronin, who had just become head coach at Murray State, asked Goggin to join him as an assistant coach.
For the next three years, Goggin was an integral member of the Racers' program, helping the school to a pair of Ohio Valley Conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances (2003-04 and 2005-06). Deeply involved in recruiting as well as on-the-floor coaching, Goggin handled many of the details for the Racers, including scheduling and coordinating team travel arrangements.
Goggin handles these same responsibilities with the Bearcats since joining Cronin at UC. Goggin spends much of his time on the court helping the Bearcats upfront with the power forwards and centers.
During his first five seasons at Cincinnati, Goggin contributed to four Conference USA championship teams and five squads that advanced to the NCAA Tournament. His responsibilities involved opponent scouting via video tape evaluation, a role that helped UC teams earn the reputation for being among the best prepared teams in college basketball.
In addition to coordinating the video operation, he oversaw on-campus recruiting and was a director of the youth summer basketball camps.
Prior to his first stint at Cincinnati, Goggin served as a student assistant coach at the University of Toledo for two seasons while completing his degree in athletics administration in 1998.
Goggin played his prep career at the prestigious Renaissance High School in Detroit before becoming the associate head coach at Toledo (Ohio) Start High School from 1994-96. During his time at Start High School, he also founded and directed Glass City Youth Basketball, a non-profit organization that offered year-round playing opportunities for Toledo-area youth.
Goggin and his wife, Sonya, have been married for four years. The couple has a daughter, Simone.