BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Greg Goff, who led Campbell University baseball to a record-setting 49 wins and a national ranking in 2013, has been signed to a long-term extension as the Fighting Camels head coach, CU director of athletics Bob Roller announced Tuesday.
"Greg is the heart and soul of this team," said Roller. "He and his excellent staff of Justin Haire and Rick McCarty lead and teach in a way that is a wonder to watch. He has made Campbell baseball a national name, and we plan to keep it that way as our teams consistently strive to be playing in the month of June. Coach Goff is a born leader, and we hope that he is at the helm of CU baseball for many, many years to come."
"I'm very thankful to Dr. Jerry Wallace and our administration for the confidence and commitment they continue to show in me, my staff and this program," said Goff. "I am also thankful to the Campbell community and alumni for their support and how they have treated me and my family over the last six years."
The contract runs through the 2018 season with another extension built in that could extend to 2021.
The Camels have won 90 games over the last two seasons, posting the school's first pair of 40-win campaigns, including 49 victories in 2013, winning the Big South's North Division title and finishing as the tournament runner-up. The team also posted 41 wins in 2012.
Goff is 336-237 overall in 10 seasons as a collegiate head coach, carrying a 183-153 mark in six years at the helm in Buies Creek, including a 90-28 mark over the last two seasons. He was named the Camels' head baseball coach in 2007 after four seasons at Montevallo.
Nine Camels were named All-Big South after 2013's record-breaking season, including junior hurler Ryan Thompson as the conference's Pitcher of the Year. Goff, meanwhile, was the league's unanimous choice for Coach of the Year.
In addition to setting a new wins record in each of the last two seasons, the Camels broke the school and Big South record with a 2.63 ERA. Campbell also set team marks for stolen bases (130), sacrifice flies (43), innings pitched (531.0) and fewest walks per nine (3.23). The squad also tied all-time records for games played (59) and shutouts (6).
The native of Jackson, Tenn., has coached 70 all-conference players, 23 all-region players, 13 All-Americans, three conference player of the year honorees, a conference pitcher of the year, two national players-of-the-year and 38 players who have gone on to play professional baseball, including two from his 2012 squad at CU. Goff has also had six former players reach the big leagues, and has enjoyed three trips to the College World Series in his career.