With need for more private funds, Bemidji State to replace AD Goeb

According to a story in the Bemidji Pioneer, Bemidji State athletic director Rick Goeb will be replaced at the end of the 2012-13 school year.

BSU president Richard Hanson sent an email to supporters of school athletics Monday notifying them of this move and said it comes following a comprehensive review of the athletics department.

“The common theme among those priorities is a need for increased funding on several fronts: to bolster our coaching staffs, to increase the availability of scholarships for our student-athletes, and to improve our facilities,” Hanson wrote.

Goeb, who was hired as BSU’s first full-time athletics director in 2001 and oversaw the school’s Division I men’s hockey program jump to the WCHA in 2010, also commented to the Pioneer.

“I’m just going to say that in 12 years, we’ve accomplished a lot,” Goeb said “I’m very proud … looking at where our programs were in 2001 and where they are today. The coaches we’ve brought in have been first-rate. We’ve accomplished quite a bit in a short period of time. We’ve won conference championships. There’s been a lot of good things.”

Bemidji State will conduct a national search to replace Goeb.