Hartford Athletic Director Anton Goff

May 11th, 2014 | by CollegeAD
Hartford Athletic Director Anton Goff
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Anton Goff, currently the Director of Athletics at Bowie State University, was named the next athletic director at the University of Hartford, as announced by President Walter Harrison at a press conference on Friday, May 2nd.

“I thank the entire Bowie State University community for the support that not only I received, but the athletic department received from day one,” Goff said in a news release. “The experience I had at Bowie State was incredible and I truly believe the program is heading in the right direction.”

Goff’s introduction as the University of Hartford’s fifth athletic director concludes a two-month search, assisted by Parker Executive Search of Atlanta, for a successor to Patricia H. Meiser, who announced her retirement after spending 21 years at Hartford. He will assume his new position at Hartford in July.

“I am absolutely delighted that we have attracted an individual of Anton’s capabilities to be our athletics director,” said Harrison. “I am excited by the energy, the enthusiasm, and the experience that he brings to this university. I can’t wait to work with him in further strengthening our athletic program.”
 

 
Goff has nearly 20 years of experience in athletic administration. Prior to his three-plus year stint at Bowie State, he held positions at the University of Maryland, Michigan State University, Kent State University and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Learn more about the search for new Hartford athletic director Anton Goff.
 

Hartford Athletic Director Search Timeline

 
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  • February 4th, 2014—Director of Athletics, Pat Meiser, will retire effective July 31. Meiser, one of just 30 women athletic directors in Division I, previously spent 10 years at UConn, where she was associate AD and senior women’s administrator. Remarkable Career!
  • March 17th, 2014—Parker Executive Search of Atlanta will assist Hartford University in its athletic director search.
  • March 19th, 2014—The application is open here.
  • April 18th, 2014—Sources tell College AD that Hartford will finish the initial round of interviews by the end of this month. We are also told the pool of applicants consists of mostly current associate and assistant athletic directors.
  • May 1, 2014— Anton Goff will be named the fifth athletic director in University of Harford history at an 11 a.m. press conference tomorrow, reports Mike Anthony. Goff has been AD at Bowie State in Maryland since 2010. He also has worked in the administration at the University of Maryland.

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