Daniel Goetz begins his first season as Cross Country and Track & Field Assistant Coach and Operations Coordinator at Lipscomb University.
Before coming to Lipscomb, Goetz served as an Assistant Coach at East Tennessee State University, working with the men's and women's distance runners. While at East Tennessee, both men's and women's teams improved significantly with the men finishing runner-up at the Atlantic Sun Cross Country Championship, as well as the Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championships. In Outdoor Track Daniel helped guide the men to conference titles in the 1500m and 3000m Steeplechase.
In January 2011, he volunteered with the track and cross country teams at the University
of Tennessee while pursuing a master's in kinesiology with a double focus in biomechanics and exercise physiology. He taught activity classes as a graduate teaching assistant in the Kinesiology department
and observed the Tennessee track & field staff before becoming a part of the group in 2011.
A 2010 graduate of Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn., Goetz began his coaching career in 2010 as an assistant for the Lions' Cross Country team. He helped the men's squad post a seventh-place finish at the
NAIA National Championships, the best in school history.
An all-state performer in cross country and track in his only season of participation as a senior at Chattanooga Christian School, Goetz was the first recruit by the Bryan program in 2005. He qualified four times for the NAIA Cross Country Championships and earned All-America acclaim in the mile in 2008 for a fourth-place finish on the oval.
He also was rewarded for his work in the classroom, picking up NAIA Academic All-America accolades in 2009 and 2010.