James Goff
Biographical details
Born(1912-05-13)May 13, 1912
Normal, Illinois
DiedFebruary 28, 1980(1980-02-28) (aged 67)
Tucson, Arizona
Playing career
c. 1930Illinois State
1930–1934Illinois State
1939–1941Hammond Ciesar All-Americans
c. 1934Illinois State
1934Baton Rouge Red Sticks/Clarksdale Ginners
1934San Antonio Missions
1934Palestine Pals
1935Bloomington Bloomers
1935Duluth Dukes
1936–1937Davenport Blue Sox
1937Fulton Eagles
1938Hot Springs Bathers
1938Hopkinsville Hoppers
1938–1939Bloomington Bloomers
1939Thomasville Orioles
1940–1941Clinton Giants
1944Kansas City Blues
Position(s)Halfback (football)
Forward (basketball)
Pitcher (baseball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1942Millikin (assistant)
1945Eastern Illinois
1944–1946Eastern Illinois
1949–1957Illinois State
Head coaching record
Overall2–3–2 (football)
168–168 (basketball)
5–2 (baseball)

James Frederick "Pim" Goff (May 13, 1912 – February 28, 1980) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach. He was and the 11th head football coach at Eastern Illinois State Teachers College—now known as Eastern Illinois University—serving for one season in 1945 season and compiling a record of 2–3–2.[1] Goff was the head basketball coach at Millikin University in 1942–1943, at Eastern Illinois from 1944 to 1946, at Illinois State Normal University—now known as Illinois State University—from 1949 to 1957, and at Quincy College and Seminary—now known as Quincy University, compiling a career college basketball coaching record of 168–168. He was also the head baseball coach at Millikin in 1943, tallying a mark of 5–2.

Goff, whose hometown was Normal, Illinois,[2] attended Illinois State University, where he lettered in football, tennis, basketball, baseball, and track. He also played professional baseball and professional basketball.[2] He died in 1980 while vacationing in Tucson, Arizona.[2]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Eastern Illinois Panthers (Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1945)
1945 Eastern Illinois 2–3–2 1–1–2 T–3rd
Eastern Illinois: 2–3–2 1–1–2
Total: 2–3–2