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Friday, May 2, 2014

Anton Goff Resigns as Athletic Director

BOWIE, Md. - Bowie State University athletic director Anton Goff announced he is leaving to accept the same position with the University of Hartford and 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 athletic director at Bowie State since 2010. Under his leadership, 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 athletic director and his departure will be a great loss,” said Bowie State University President Mickey L. Burnim. “We share in his excitement about the new opportunity and wish him well.”

Goff, who has been in the athletic administration field for nearly 20 years, will succeed University of Hartford Director of Athletics Pat Meiser, who is retiring after 21 years at the University.

Prior to his Bowie State appointment, Goff served as the associate athletic director and the sport supervisor for six varsity sports at the University of Maryland, College Park. In that role, he has managed multi-million dollar budgets as well as overseeing the support services provided to 27 varsity sports. He has been involved with fundraising, facility management, support services, coach/staff supervision, and media relations.

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