MARTIN, Tenn. – Brad Goss, who has served on the University of Tennessee at Martin baseball coaching staff for the past nine seasons, has been appointed the interim head coach effective immediately.
“Through the search process and discussions with our leading candidates, it became obvious that the timing and circumstances surrounding our search were not ideal,” said Phil Dane, UT Martin director of athletics. “We believe the long-term best interests of the program will be served by beginning another search next spring with the new coach being appointed around June 1. This will allow the new coach to hire his own staff and recruit at least a portion of his own student-athletes. In the meantime, I am confident that Coach Goss can effectively lead our current student-athletes through a successful season.”
A member of the Skyhawk coaching staff since 2004, Goss provides continuity to the UT Martin program. He has served as UT Martin’s hitting coach while training the catchers and spent the past five seasons as the team’s recruiting coordinator.
In his tenure at UT Martin, Goss has presided over 18 All-Ohio Valley Conference performers, one All-American and two Louisville Slugger Freshman All-Americans.
“I am excited to get the opportunity to be the interim head coach,” Goss said. “It’s been a long process but I am ready to get to work.”
Goss came to UT Martin from Arkansas Tech, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 2004 and was a three-time All-Gulf South Conference selection for his father Billy Goss. A four-year starter at catcher, Goss held eight Arkansas Tech career records, including hits (220), runs scored (152), runs batted in (169), home runs (29), doubles (58), total bases (373), walks (110) and times hit by pitch (39).
Goss earned his Master’s degree in education from UT Martin in the fall of 2006. He married the former Anna Moore of Trezevant, Tenn., a 2007 graduate of UT Martin.