Acting Athletic Director
University of Minnesota

Beth Goetz moved into the A.D.’s chair this summer on the heels of Norwood Teague’s sexting episodes. Teague was hired for his fundraising prowess, but the U is now facing federal scrutiny for compliance with Title IX regulations, and the capable Goetz is thought of by many as the right woman for the department’s current challenges. Problem is, once those issues are in the past, the department will again be looked to for its ability to hire men’s athletics coaches who win games and generate booster support to build facilities. Goetz will have much to prove to U president Eric Kaler in a short time to convince him she has that capability.