Athletics News |
June 19, 2013
Former University of Cincinnati director of athletics Bob Goin (1997-2005) was inducted into the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame on June 14 during NACDA's 48th-annual convention at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando.
The 2013 Hall of Fame class included: Dorothy `Dot' Casey, Wake Forest University; Goin; Jim Harris, The University of Alabama in Huntsville (posthumously); Jack Martin, County College of Morris; Arthur McAfee, Morehouse College; Larry Schiner, New Jersey City University; and Gerald Stockton, Midwestern State University.
Goin came to UC in 1997 and brought unprecedented success to the Bearcats, ushering the University into membership in the BIG EAST Conference. Goin also oversaw a comprehensive $80.3 million enhancement to all of UC's athletics facilities, including the Richard E. Linder Center, which houses all administrative, coaching, academic and programming facilities for the athletics program.
Goin also increased academic support for student-athletes and launched a program to help former student-athletes, who had completed their eligibility, to return and complete their degree work.
Under his leadership, the football team made its first postseason bowl appearance in 47 years. Bearcat teams posted a combined winning percentage of nearly .600, claimed 29 conference titles, made 49 postseason appearances and produced 39 all-Americans.
Goin began his 45-year tenure in college athletics at his alma mater, Bethany College. He spent 16-plus years at the college, moving his way up the ranks from head coach, to professor, to the athletics director chair. He also served as director of athletics at the California University of Pennsylvania and Florida State University.
He had previously been inducted into the Penn Hills High School, Bethany College and the University of Cincinnati James P. Kelly Athletics Halls of Fame.