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Beth Goetz (MEd ’01)

For Beth Goetz, life is all about the love of the game and the drive to succeed, from her university playing and coaching days to her current role as an administrative leader in collegiate athletics. As an accomplished student-athlete, Beth excelled in soccer at Clemson University and earned All-American recognition at Brevard College in North Carolina, where she was inducted into the college’s Hall of Fame in 2017.

As a coach, Beth spent 13 years at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, first as an assistant women’s soccer coach in 1996, then as head coach from 1997 to 2008.

Beth Goetz

“I was surrounded by faculty and colleagues who were truly invested in the students they supported,” she said. “The skills I learned and the experiences I had at UMSL provided a great foundation that continues to guide me both personally and professionally.”

During her tenure, Beth led UMSL to 10 straight Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournaments, including an appearance in the 2007 championship game, and was named GLVC co-Coach of the Year in 2000. Beth also served as Assistant Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator from 2001 to 2008 and was inducted into the UMSL Sports Hall of Fame in 2014. As both a graduate student and an employee, she says her time at UMSL was very special.

She went on to serve in athletic leadership roles at Butler University, the University of Minnesota, the University of Connecticut and Ball State University, before moving to the University of Iowa as a Deputy Athletics Director and Chief Operating Officer in September 2022. Last month, she was named Interim Director of Athletics for the Hawkeyes. Beth is also involved in collegiate athletics at the national level as chair of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee. She was named by Women Leaders in College Sports as the 2022 NCAA Division I FBS Nike Executive of the Year and has been recognized by the Indianapolis Business Journal as one of the publications 2021 Women of Influence.