UM coach named

Special to the Reporter

Greg Goff has been named the new head coach of the University of Montevallo baseball program.

Goff, the fifth coach in the history of the UM baseball program, replaces long-time coach Bob Riesener, who retired after 30 years of service to the University this past spring.

Goff comes to UM from the University of Kentucky, where he served as pitching coach for the past four seasons.

Prior to UK, Goff was an assistant coach for two seasons at Southeast Missouri State University.

One prospect, Ryan Spille, was named an All-American by Collegiate Baseball and was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft.

Goff’s guidance also helped the rest of the SEMO staff, as the Indians’ team earned run average was the best in their conference in 1998 and 1999.

A native of Jackson, Tennessee, Goff began his collegiate coaching career at GSC member Delta State University where he served from 1994 until 1997.

During his tenure at DSU, Goff worked with the pitching staff, which was one of the best in the nation in NCAA Division II.

Goff has coached on teams that advanced to the 1994 and 1996 NCAA Division II World Series and the 1998 NCAA Division I Regionals.

The Statesmen also enjoyed success as a team while Goff was at DSU. Delta State had a 40-15 record in 1994 and finished third at the World Series. They advanced to the World Series again in 1996 with a 53-8 mark.

Goff received an Associate’s degree from Jackson State (Tenn.) Community College in 1991 and then moved on to Delta State where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in 1994 and a Master’s degree in 1996.

Goff is married to the former Tina Newbill of Jackson, Tenn. The couple has two daughters, Kara, 4, and Kiley, 1