WASHINGTON, D.C. - The interim tag was removed from Chuck Goldstein's title on Thursday as he takes over as the 36th head football coach at Gallaudet University as announced by Athletics Director Michael Weinstock. Goldstein moved from offensive coordinator to interim head coach when former head coach Ed Hottle left GU for Stevenson University on November 18. Weinstock also announced Defensive Coordinator John Davis has been promoted to assistant head coach.
"I have full confidence in Chuck and John's abilities here at Gallaudet University," said Weinstock. "The two are hard workers who are dedicated to the University, the athletics department and most importantly our student-athletes. We are excited for this new chapter of GU football to be written."
This was Goldstein's first season with the Bison as Gallaudet finished second in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference and posted a 6-4 record. The winning mark against a complete varsity schedule is the first since 1930. Goldstein helped to implement a new offensive scheme this season as GU ran the triple-option attack. Gallaudet finished the year ranked No. 9 in the nation in rushing as the Buff and Blue averaged 290.8 yards per game among NCAA Division III schools. Goldstein also adds the title of NCAA Compliance Officer to his title as he overtakes that position at Kendall Green and relinquishes the strength and conditioning duties.
"This is truly an honor to be named Gallaudet University's 36th head football coach," said Goldstein. "I look forward on continuing the traditions that have been established in the program's 116-year history."
Goldstein arrived at Gallaudet from North Point High School in Waldorf, Md., where he was the Physical Education Department Chair for four years. At North Point, he was the strength and conditioning coach, weight training teacher and offensive coordinator for the football team. Goldstein designed a weight training curriculum for the Charles County Board of Education. He also served two different stints as an assistant college football coach at Salisbury University (2002-04) and Averett University (2001). The Germantown, Md., native is a proud graduate from Salisbury University (Class of 2001) where he majored in exercise science and physical education.
"I feel confident that the coaching staff and myself can build of the solid foundation that has been established here over the last few years," said Goldstein. "I have made it clear to the players and staff that we are going to work hard this offseason to achieve our No. 1 goal of winning a conference championship next year."
Davis completed his first season as Gallaudet's defensive coordinator where the Bison finished the season ranked No. 6 in the nation for total defense as the Bison only allowed 245.30 yards per game. Gallaudet's pass defense was ranked No. 4 among NCAA Division III teams as the Buff and Blue limited opponents to 109.10 yards per game. The Gallaudet defense was also nationally ranked for pass efficiency defense (No. 29) and scoring defense (No. 30).
"Our program is moving in the right direction. Coach Goldstein has entrusted in me these new duties which I am excited to begin and fulfill to the best of my abilities," said Davis. "I am not sure if there is a better fit than for Coach Goldstein to run this football program. He has shown that he is an asset to this program. We will not miss a beat as we head into the 2010 season."
Davis served as Gallaudet's secondary coach in 2008. He is also Gallaudet's assistant head coach for the men's and women's track and field program. The Lynchburg, Va., native is a proud graduate from Liberty University where he lettered in football. The scholarship player completed three seasons with the Flames. Davis played high school football at E.C. Glass High School under the tutelage of Coach Wayne Lance, who currently coaches at Atlantic Shores High School in Virginia Beach, Va. At E.C. Glass, Davis was named a prep-star All-American and earned All-Region and All-District honors as a defensive back.
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