Daniel Goetz is in his first season as a volunteer assistant at Tennessee. He will be working with the men's and women's distance runners.
A 2010 graduate of Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn., Goetz began his coaching career in 2010 as an assistant for the Lions' cross country team. He helped the men's squad post a seventh-place finish at the NAIA Championships, the best in school history.
In January 2011, he enrolled in graduate school at UT to pursue a master's in kinesiology with a double focus in biomechanics and exercise physiology. He teaches an activity class as a graduate teaching assistant in the kinesiology department and observed the Tennessee track & field staff before becoming a part of the unit in 2011.
An all-state performer in cross country and track in his only season of participation as a senior at Chattanooga Christian School, Goetz was the first recruit by the Bryan program in 2005. He qualified four times for the NAIA Cross Country Championships and earned All-America acclaim in the mile in 2008 for a fourth-place finish on the oval. He also was rewarded for his work in the classroom, picking up NAIA Academic All-America accolades in 2009 and 2010.