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Courtesy: USF Athletics

Gohl Hired as Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance

Courtesy: USF Athletics
          Release: 07/03/2012
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Kevin Hesser, Assistant Athletic Director for the University of Sioux Falls has announced that Minnesota State University-Mankato head women's basketball coach Pam Gohl has been hired to be the school's Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Senior Woman Administrator (SWA).

Gohl, a 1999 graduate of Augustana College who earned a master's from St. Cloud in 2001, is expected to start Monday and will attend the annual NSIC meetings next week.

"It's pretty exciting for me," Gohl said. "It's something that I've always wanted to do, and I'm glad to have the opportunity to do it. I'm very happy to have the opportunity to move closer to mine and my husband's family."

She fills a position left vacant when Jamie Oyen left USF last month to take the same position at the University of South Dakota.

Gohl will be responsible for all aspects of the compliance program for USF's 15 Division II sports and the adherence to NCAA and conference rules and regulations. She will also be involved in the department's budget planning, hiring of athletic staff and monitoring compliance with Title IX and Gender Equity. In addition, Gohl will serve as the advisor for the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

Gohl tallied a mark of 78-39 in four seasons at the helm of the Mavericks while her overall coaching record stands at 108-102. In 2008-09, MSU posted a 32-2 mark and won its first NCAA Championship in school history. Gohl was named NSIC Coach of the Year and the 2009 Molten/Women's Division II Bulletin Coach of the Year.

Individually, several MSU players have excelled under Gohl. Six Mavericks received All-NSIC honors during her tenure and Heather Johnson was named the NSIC's Most Outstanding Player and MVP of the NCAA Division II Final Four.

Gohl was also an assistant coach with the Mavericks for two seasons. Prior to MSU, Gohl served as the head coach at Briar Cliff from 2003-06, where she posted a 30-63 record.

"We are extremely pleased to have Pam Gohl join the Athletics Department," said Hesser. "She has extensive experience with a highly competitive NCAA Division II program and certainly understands the NCAA's expectations for a top-level compliance operation. Having been both a successful NSIC coach and earning a master's degree in sports management, Pam has the skills and acumen to ensure a successful compliance operation on behalf of our University and our Athletics Department."

Gohl accepted the position at USF "because of the challenge and excitement that comes with transitioning a school into Division II and the NSIC." "I was also very impressed with how dedicated Kevin Hesser and the coaching staff are to the well-being of every USF student-athlete and I'm looking forward to starting my new position on Monday," she added.

Gohl holds a master's degree in sports management from St. Cloud State and a bachelor's degree in physical education from Augustana College. A four-year letter winner in basketball, she left Augustana ranked ninth on the Vikings' all-time assists chart.

"I want to thank Kevin Buisman and the administration at MSU for the opportunity to lead the women's basketball program," said Gohl. "I'm truly grateful for my time at MSU and very proud of what the team accomplished the past six seasons." 

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