Lou Goetz

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Lou Goetz
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Playing career
1966–1969 Rutgers
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1971–1974 Utah (asst.)
1975–1978 Duke (asst.)
1978–1981 Richmond

Lou Goetz was the head men's basketball coach at the University of Richmond from 1978 through 1981. Prior to leading the Richmond Spiders basketball program, he was the assistant coach at Duke University and University of Utah under Bill Foster. Goetz played for Rutgers University from 1966 through 1969. He led the Spiders to a 38-44 record over three seasons.

Goetz grew up in Passaic, New Jersey. Both his parents were Jewish and spoke Yiddish; his father was the son of Polish and Romanian immigrants.[1]

He is now a land developer in Durham, North Carolina.

Coaching record[edit]

School Season Record Postseason
Richmond 1978–79 10-16
Richmond 1979–80 13-14
Richmond 1980–81 15-14
Total 3 Seasons 38-44


  1. ^ John Feinstein (1991), "Forever's team" (Fireside Book, Page 333).

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