July 25, 2008
Beth Goetz, former assistant athletic director and women's soccer coach at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, has been named assistant athletic director for compliance, eligibility and certification at Butler University. She will begin her duties with the Bulldogs on August 11.
Goetz is joining the Butler staff after spending the past 12 years at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She served the past eight years as Assistant A. D. and Senior Woman Administrator, and she recently completed her 11th season as head coach of the women's soccer team. She also spent one season as an assistant coach with the women's soccer program.
"We are pleased to have Beth joining our team," said Butler Athletic Director Barry Collier. "Her experience as a coach and as an athletics administrator makes her a great fit for Butler."
Goetz will be filling the position formerly held by Julie Arnold, who left Butler to accept a position at the Indiana Sports Corporation.
"I'm excited about this opportunity," said Goetz of her new position. "Butler is an excellent university and the chance to be part of a successful Division I athletic program is what made this position attractive to me."
As an administrator, Goetz assisted with all aspects of compliance at Missouri-St. Louis, including eligibility certification and rules interpretations and education. She had responsibility for the student service department including academic advisement, CHAMPS/Life Skills, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Athletic Training room. She further supervised the sports of baseball, softball and men's and women's golf. She also was active on several conference and national committees, including serving as Chair of the Division II Women's Soccer National Committee.
Goetz began her tenure at Missouri-St. Louis as assistant women's soccer coach in 1996, and one year later she was named interim head coach. She assumed the position of full-time head coach in 1998. During her 11 seasons, the women's soccer team at Missouri-St. Louis compiled a 120-90-10 record and made 10 consecutive appearances in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Women's Soccer Tournament. She led UMSL to eight winning seasons, and she was named Great Lakes Valley Women's Soccer Coach of the Year in 2000. Goetz coached one All-American, 12 All-Region and 28 All-Conference players at UMSL.
A gifted collegiate soccer player, Goetz earned All-America recognition on the women's soccer team at Brevard College in North Carolina. She went on to play two seasons at Clemson, where she helped the Tigers to a 15-4-1 record and a national tournament appearance in 1994. She served as a team captain for Clemson's 14-7 team in 1995.
Goetz earned an Associate of Arts degree from Brevard in 1994 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Clemson in 1996. She received her Master in Education degree from UMSL in 2000.