Randy Gobel serves as director of athletic facilities for the Bob Devaney Sports Center and has been an assistant facilities director since 2003. He has worked in the Nebraska Athletic Department since 1981.
Gobel manages the facility operations at the Bob Devaney Sports Center, overseeing the grounds, maintenance, and custodial crews. Gobel also serves as the technology advisor for the facilities department.
Previously Gobel served as the assistant director of athletic performance-facilities. Gobel focused on speed development for the Husker football team and during his time as a strength coach, the Huskers won three national championships along with several conference titles and produced Heisman, Lombardi, Outland, Butkus and Johnny Unitas award winners.
Gobel became a full-time member of the Husker Power staff in 1981. His mechanical expertise helped Nebraska become a leader in weightlifting equipment design. Gobel was integral in designing the state-of-the-art transformers as well as other institutional lifting equipment. He also developed a line of strength training equipment for children.
Gobel received a degree in industrial education from Nebraska-Kearney in 1981. He received his teaching certificate and then became an assistant strength coach for football while also teaching weight training classes at Nebraska. He is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the College Strength Coaches Association, and was named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach in 2003.
Gobel and his wife, Michelle, have a son, Chase, and a daughter, Alexa.