WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Greg Goff will take over as the head coach for the Purdue baseball team, the school announced Thursday.
Goff, who was head coach at Alabama for the 2017 season, has been an assistant for the Boilermakers since July 2017.
He replaces Mark Wasikowski, who returned to the University of Oregon as the Ducks’ new head coach this week.
“It is an absolute privilege to lead the baseball program at Purdue,” Goff said. “I take the responsibility of representing Purdue, our alumni and our players very seriously and gratefully. I am humbled to be a part of what Purdue is and what it means to be a Boilermaker. We are committed to build on the winning tradition that coaches such as Alexander, Schreiber and Waz have built.”
Goff was fired at Alabama baseball after the 2017 season after just one season. The baseball program went 19-34-1 in his only season, including 5-24-1 in SEC play. It was the fewest wins by the program since 1980 and its worst SEC record since 1994.
Goff has previously served as the head coach at Campbell University (2008-14), Louisiana Tech University (2015-16) and UA as well as Division II University of Montevallo (2004-07).
“Greg is highly respected by our student-athletes and was an important part of Mark Wasikowski’s staff as we have worked to position Purdue baseball for sustained success,” Purdue vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics Mike Bobinski said. “He is a lifelong baseball person and an experienced and successful head coach who led multiple programs to their highest level of success. Greg understands Purdue and our expectations for academic and athletic success.”
As a head coach, Goff’s teams won over 40 games six times. Campbell was one of only eight Division I programs to win 40-plus games for three straight years from 2012 to 2014, posting 131 total victories during that span. He also won 42 games in his final season at Louisiana Tech, helping lead the Bulldogs to an NCAA Regional bid. Montevallo was a DII College World Series qualifier under his guidance.
“My family and I look forward to great things and to contribute to our Purdue baseball mission with great citizens, successful student-athletes, commitment to the community and of course, competing for championships at the national level. I want to thank Mike Bobinski and Dr. Ed Howat for their trust and confidence. My family and I appreciate and embrace this opportunity. Boiler Up!”