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IOWA CITY — Beth Goetz is a “proven, experienced and respected” leader in collegiate athletics.
And soon she will be part of the staff at the University of Iowa.
Iowa Athletics announced Wednesday that Goetz, the athletics director at Ball State University, will replace Barbara Buke on the Iowa staff.
Burke announced earlier this year she would retire at the end of the school year.
Goetz will be Deputy Director of Athletics and Chief Operating Officer at Iowa. No date was given for her start date at Iowa.
“Beth is a proven, experienced, and respected leader in college athletics,” Iowa AD Gary Barta said in a news release. “We’re excited to have her join the Hawkeye family.”
Goetz has served as director of athletics at Ball State since May, 2018. She supervised 19 Division I teams, all head coaches and the senior athletics department staff.
Goetz also worked as Minnesota’s deputy athletics director from 2013-15 and was interim AD during the 2015-16 season.
“The University of Iowa has a storied tradition, and I want to thank Gary Barta and President Barb Wilson for the opportunity to join the Hawkeye family,” Goetz said in the release. “I look forward to working with such an outstanding team.”
Ball State won 10 Mid-American Conference championships with Goetz in charge of the department, including seven during the 2021-22 season.