Chris Hammond ranked all 21 new FCS football head coaching hires for the 2022 season, and he's very high on Coach Goff.

McNeese State University
McNeese State University

Coach Gary Goff was born in Picayune, Mississippi, and went on to play wide reciever at Valdosta State from 1993 -1996.

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Coach Goff comes from a very successful stint the last two seasons as the Head Coach of the same university he played for in college, Valdosta State. Goff compiled a 22-3 overall record and 14-1 in Gulf South Conference play. His teams also won 14 of their 15 home games during his time. He helped lead the Blazers to the DII National Championship game this past season.

He's very familiar with the Cowboys as he was offensive coordinator for the Southeastern Lions during the 2003 - 2004 season. He began his coaching career after his college playing career ended in the high school ranks. Two years later he got his first college coaching job at Iowa Wesleyan.

McNeese State University
McNeese State University

Gary Goff's Coaching Career:

1999–2000 Cherokee HS (GA) (WR)
2001 Woodstock HS (GA) (WR)
2002 Iowa Wesleyan (OC/QB)
2003–2004 Southeastern Louisiana (OC/WR)
2005–2008 New Mexico State (co-OC/WR)
2009 Princeton (WR)
2010 West Virginia Wesleyan (OC)
2011–2018 Tiffin
2019–2021 Valdosta State
2022–present McNeese State

Goff was the head coach at Tiffin University for eight seasons (2011 - 2018). He inherited a team that hadn't won a game in three seasons before he got there. His first season went as good as the last three seasons, 0-11. However, from that first year on you could tell that the culture he was instilling in the Tiffin program was taking shape and growing. The next season they won three games and by year four the team was 5-6. Then the exciting stuff started to happen. By year six the Tiffin Dragons were now a winning program with a record of 8-3. Goff's last season saw the Dragons end with a 9-2 record.

McNeese State University
McNeese State University

He then returned to coach at his alma mater in 2019, Valdosta State. He helped lead the Blazers to the playoffs with a 10-1 record his first season there. The university decided not to play football in 2020 due to the pandemic. Getting back to the gridiron in 2021, Goff helped lead the Blazers to the DII National Championship with a 12-2 record for the season.

Chris Hammond of FCS Fans Nation recently power ranked the 21 new head football coach hires in the FCS. He was very high on the Coach Goff hire saying that he has never got fired, he's only been promoted.  He also mentions the exciting offense that Goff will bring to The Hole.

Where does Coach Goff fall in the power rankings?  Click the video below to find out:

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