Football Coaching Staff
Gary Goff
Assistant Coach

Another former Hal Mumme player continues his association with the Air Raid offense and is in his fourth season as the wide receivers coach on the New Mexico State staff.

   Under Goff’s guidance the Aggies’ wide receiver corps had another exceptional year. Led by junior A.J. Harris who broke the school record for receptions in a career, the Aggies caught 26 touchdown passes and recorded 429 receptions, averaging 10.1 yards per catch. Goff also coached Chris Williams, who scored a team leading 11 touchdowns in just eight games, as Williams earned second team all-WAC honors.

   Goff guided All-American wide receiver Chris Williams in 2006. Williams was named an SI.com Honorable Mention All-American and the only Aggie to earn first team all-WAC honors. Williams led the nation in receiving yards per game (117.9) and catches per game (7.6). Williams also broke the school record for catches in a season (92), receiving yards in a season (1,415) and touchdown catches in a season (12). In all, four Aggie receivers had over 50 receptions and four others with at least 20 receptions.

   In 2005, Goff coached wide receiver Paul Dombrowski who caught 78 passes, a school record for most catches in a season, breaking the old record by 10 receptions. Dombrowski also broke the school record for most receptions in a game with 16. Dombrowski finished the season ranked fourth in the conference in receptions per game (6.50) and 23rd in the nation. He recorded four games with over 100 yards receiving and four games with 10 or more receptions. 

   Goff came to NMSU after serving on Mumme’s staff for two seasons at Southeastern Louisiana. Goff served as wide receivers coach for Mumme.  One of his star players, Felton Huggins, earned Division I-AA All-America honors in 2004 after catching 84 passes for 1,313 yards and 13 touchdowns.  Four different receivers caught at least 40 passes for SLU in 2004 with four others grabbing at least 20.  Lion receivers compiled 4,488 yards receiving and 38 touchdowns in 2004. He now plays in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills.

   In 2003, Josh Taylor set a school record for receptions with 61 and Jeffrey Howard broke the school mark for TD receptions with nine. As a team, the Lions set new marks for receiving yardage (3,788) and receiving touchdowns (32).

   A 1996 Valdosta State graduate, Goff was team captain of Mumme’s 96 squad that was conference champions and earned a play-off berth. Goff came to Southeastern after serving as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Iowa Wesleyan College for the 2002 season.

  Prior to his stint at Iowa Wesleyan, Goff was the receiver’s coach at Woodstock (Ga.) High School during the 2001 season and served in much the same capacity for Cherokee (Ga.) High School from 1999-2001.

  During his playing days, Goff was a wide receiver and kick returner on Valdosta’s first-ever Gulf South Conference championship squad and helped his team to the national quarterfinals.


Goff File


Full Name: Gary W. Goff, Jr.

Birthdate/Place: July 19, 1973, Picayune, Miss.

Wife: Tiffanie

Children: Tyler & Audrey



Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Ga.

(B.S. Business Administration, 1996)


Playing Career

Valdosta State University - Wide Receiver (1993-96)


Coaching Career

  Assistant Coach - Cherokee HS, 1999-2001

Assistant Coach - Woodstock HS, 2001-02

Offensive Coordinator - Iowa Wesleyan College, 2002

Assistant Coach (Wide Receivers) - Southeastern Louisiana, 2003-04

Assistant Coach (Wide Receivers)- New Mexico State, 2005 -

Position: Assistant Coach
Other Position: Wide Receivers Coach
Phone: 505-646-5008
Email: ggoff@nmsu.edu

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