BOWIE, Md. - Bowie State University athletics director Anton Goff has announced his resignation to accept the same position with the University of Hartford. He will begin his new post in July.
“I thank the Bulldog Nation and the entire Bowie State University community for the support that not only I received, but the athletic department received in general from day one,” said Goff. “The experience I had at Bowie State was incredible, we’ve done a lot of things together and I truly believe the program is heading in the right direction. I believe the next AD has a great base to start with.”
Goff had been the athletics director at Bowie State since 2010. Under his leadership, the Bowie State athletic programs have increased student athletes’ academic success rate (raised the student-athlete graduation rate to above that of the overall student population), enhanced the existing facilities (including new football stadium lights, locker rooms and concessions, and a new HVAC system in the gymnasium), exceeded fundraising targets through both private donations and governmental lobbying, and captured Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) championship titles in Men’s Basketball (2013) and Women’s Bowling (2013).
“Anton Goff has done a tremendous job as our university’s athletics director and his departure will be a great loss,” said BSU President Mickey L. Burnim. “We share in his excitement about the new opportunity and wish him well.”
Goff, who has been in the athletics administration field for nearly 20 years, will succeed University of Hartford Director of Athletics Pat Meiser, who is retiring after 21 years at the West Hartford, CT institution.
Prior to his Bowie State appointment, Goff served as the associate athletics director and the sport supervisor for six varsity sports at the University of Maryland, College Park. In that role, he managed multi-million dollar budgets and administered the support services provided for 27 varsity sportsincluding fundraising, facility management, support services, coach/staff supervision, and media relations.