James Goff

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James Goff
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1912-05-13)May 13, 1912
Normal, Illinois
Died February 28, 1980(1980-02-28) (aged 67)
Tucson, Arizona
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1945 Eastern Illinois
Head coaching record
Overall 2–3–2

James Frederick "Pim" Goff (May 13, 1912 – February 28, 1980) was an American football and basketball coach and the 11th head college football coach for the Eastern Illinois University Panthers, a position he held for the 1945 season. His career coaching record at Eastern Illinois was 2 wins, 3 losses, and 2 ties. This ranks him 15th at Eastern Illinois in total wins and tenth at Eastern Illinois in winning percentage.[1]

Goff, whose hometown was Normal, Illinois,[2] attended Illinois State University, where he lettered in football, tennis, basketball, baseball, and track. He also played professional baseball and professional basketball.[2] He died in 1980 while vacationing in Arizona.[2]


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