July 16, 1999

Greg Goff has been hired as the new University of Kentucky pitchingcoach, UK baseball coach Keith Madison announced Friday.

A native of Jackson, Tenn., Goff comes to UK after a two-year stint atSoutheast Missouri State, where he developed a reputation as an outstandingpitching coach. His SEMO staff posted a 4.99 team ERA, best in the OhioValley Conference, and he tutored SEMO ace Ryan Spille, who was aCollegiate Baseball All-American and was selected by the Toronto Blue Jaysin the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft.

Goff began his collegiate coaching career at Delta State University inMississippi,where he served from 1994 until 1997. During his tenure atDelta State, Goff worked with a pitching staff that was one of the best inDivision II. From 1994-96, he helped develop three All-Americans, twoPitchers of the Year and two top-10 draft choices.

The Statesmen also enjoyed success as a team while Goff was at DSU. DeltaState had a 40-15 record in 1994, finishing third at the Division II WorldSeries, and advanced to the World Series again in 1997 with a 53-8 mark.

Goff received an Associate’s degree from Jackson State (Tenn.) CommunityCollege in 1991 and then moved on to Delta State where he earned aBachelor’s degree in 1994 and a Master’s degree in 1996.

Goff will replace the departed Daron Schoenrock, who left UK for Georgiain late June.

“Greg has had tremendous success at Delta State and Southeast Missouri,both as a pitching coach and as a recruiter,” Madison said. “We’re excitedto have such an outstanding coach join us here at Kentucky.”

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