FARGO, N.D.--North Dakota State head
women’s basketball coach Carolyn DeHoff announced the addition of Tom
Goehle as an assistant coach for the 2012-13 season.
Goehle has spent the last four
seasons as an assistant women’s basketball coach at the University of Sioux
Falls under head coach Travis Traphagen. Together they inherited a program that
won only eight games prior to their arrival.
Since then USF achieved tremendous
success. During his tenure with the Cougars, the program saw a pair of 18-14
seasons and two consecutive seasons with over 20 wins. In 2011, USF set a
single-season record with 27 wins, taking the program to its first NAIA Elite
Eight appearance since 2003. Last season the University of Sioux Falls
completed its first full season as a NCAA Division II member. Goehle assisted
the Cougars to an overall record of 86-37.
His duties at USF included player
development, scouting of opponents, and recruiting. Goehle will assist in all
phases of the Bison program. His primary responsibility will involve recruiting
and on-court coaching.
coaching staff and players are thrilled to have Tom join our program. He
brings a network of recruitment from the Midwest, a sound knowledge of NDSU and
the Summit League and has an incredible basketball pedigree,” said DeHoff.
were both educators and his Dad coached basketball for almost 40 years.
He has spent the last four seasons with Coach Trap (Traphagen) from the
University of Sioux Falls, and I am excited about what he has learned under his
mentorship. Tom has the experience we were looking for, the confidence and
knowledge to assist immediately and the passion to grow and strengthen our
speaks very highly of the opportunity as well. "I am very excited to
come alongside of Coach DeHoff and the entire Bison family," Goehle said.
"The support of the administration and staff, the long history
of success and tradition of the university, Coach DeHoff's commitment
to her players, passion for the game, and desire to excel, all really
solidified my desire to be a part of NDSU women's basketball."
look forward to, and feel extremely blessed to be in a position to be able to
serve NDSU and the young women of this program. I'm embracing the opportunity
to build on the foundation of excellence and success that has long been the
trademark of Bison athletics."
Goehle comes from a rich basketball
heritage, as his father, Hugo Goehle, surpassed 560 wins as a high school boys
coach. Goehle began his coaching career at Augustana College where he served as
student assistant under Gary Thomas for two years following a playing career at
Minnesota State Mankato and Worthington Junior College.
Goehle received his bachelor’s degree from
Augustana (S.D.) College in 1993.