By Cynthia Scott
President Eric Kaler (Ph.D. ’82) appointed deputy athletics administrator Beth Goetz interim athletics director on August 7 following the resignation of Norwood Teague.
Goetz joined the Gopher athletics staff in March 2013 as a member of the executive leadership team responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations. Goetz was previously associate athletics director at Butler University. Prior to her tenure at Butler, she spent 12 years at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL), where she was assistant athletics director and head coach of the women’s soccer team. She was an All-American soccer player during her collegiate career at Brevard College in North Carolina. Goetz has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Clemson University and a master’s degree in education from UMSL.
Teague resigned on August 7 after admitting to sexually harassing two non-student employees of the University. “Gopher Athletics has 725 student athletes preparing for the upcoming academic year,” Goetz says. “These young men and women have produced positive results, both academic and athletic, in recent years. During this transition and beyond, our focus is on fully supporting them, as well as our coaches and staff, as we build on that success and keep our Athletics Department moving forward.”