Bob Goin

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Bob Goin is an American retired college sports administrator who served as athletic director at the University of Cincinnati and Florida State University.[1]

During his tenure at Cincinnati which began in 1995, the school joined the Big East Conference and developed the Richard E. Lindner Varsity Village, a comprehensive $80.3 million athletic facilities enhancement. UC's sports teams posted a combined winning percentage of nearly .600 in the past eight years, claiming 29 conference titles, making 49 postseason appearances and producing 39 All-Americans under his leadership. Nationally, the most notable event during his UC tenure was the firing of basketball coach Bob Huggins.

Goin has served on the NCAA Division I Championships/Competition Cabinet and the NCAA Football Bowl Certification Subcommittee.

He served five years as athletics director at Florida State (1990–94). His most significant accomplishment was guiding Florida State into membership in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Goin played a major role in shaping the future of the Florida State program during his previous nine years as associate AD.

He resigned after an ethics investigation resulting from hiring a contractor to replace his home's roof who was also doing a multimillion-dollar construction project for the university.

Goin is a 1959 graduate of Bethany College in West Virginia, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He began his career at Bethany in 1960, serving as AD and chair of the physical education department from 1970–1976, and as a tenured professor. From 1976 to 1979, Goin served as assistant athletics director at West Virginia University, and spent two years as athletics director at California University of Pennsylvania (1979–81).


  1. ^ Bob Goin Retrieved March 2011