Coach Mike Goff's returns back to help the program as an assistant coach after retiring as Head Coach in 2013. Goff began his career at Mt. SAC in 1996 when he took over the Men's Cross Country and Women's Track & Field Program at Mt. San Antonio College.
Under his guidance the Men’s Cross Country team captured 9 South Coast Conference Championships and placed in the state championships, second 3 times and in the top five, 5 times. Goff has been honored as the South Coast Conference Men's Cross Country “Coach of the Year” nine times.
The Women's Track and Field Team has been one of the most dominant teams in state history. Goff led teams have captured the state championship 4 times (2000, 2001, 2002) 2011, including 3 consecutive titles (state record, 2000-2002), placed second 4 times and placed third twice. The women's team also captured 8 consecutive South Coast Conference Championships (undefeated for 6 seasons) and 10 Southern California Championships. Goff has been named South Coast Conference "Coach of the Year" ten times, the South Coast Conferenc All-Sports Coach of the Year in 2011 and the California State Community College Track and Field Coaches Association "Coach of the Year" in 2000.
Goff began his career at El Rancho High School where for 9 years he served as the Head Coach of the Boy’s and Girl’s Cross Country (72-11) and Track & Field (49-7) Teams. He later went on to lead the Ayala High School Cross Country (134-32) and Track and Field (70-6) Teams for 7 years, winning the CIF Championship in 1993. His Boy’s Track & Field Team captured the League Championships 5 times in the schools first 6 years, while the Girl’s Track and Field Team captured 4 undefeated league titles in the same span.
Goff has worked with many outstanding athletes throughout his career at Mt. SAC. Many of his runners have gone on to successful careers at the 4 year level including including 5,000 and 10.000 meter school record holder, Daniel Rojas (Cal Poly Pomona), Ozzie Pina (UC Berkeley) and Chris Huddleston (USC).
Goff also served as Mt. SAC Physical Education Department Chairperson and is still actively involved in all of the Mt. SAC Track and Field/Cross Country Special Events serving as the lead "Grunt Guy".
Goff and his lovely wife Marion reside in Diamond Bar and are parents of two grown children, Natasha and Cody. In his free time, he enjoys traveling to Hawaii, snorkeling and cooking.