|Alma Mater:||Augustana (S.D.)|
Tom Goehle is in his third season with the Nebraska women's basketball program in 2018-19, and his fourth season working with Head Coach Amy Williams.
In 2017-18, Goehle (pronounced GAY-lee) helped the Huskers to the nation's largest turnaround in the win column, as Nebraska improved by 14 games. The Huskers advanced to the NCAA Tournament after tying for third in the Big Ten regular-season standings and playing their way into the conference tournament semifinals.
Statistically, Nebraska led the Big Ten with a school-record field goal percentage defense (.371), while also leading the conference in three-point field goal percentage defense (.299). The Huskers improved by 12.7 points per game defensively over the 2016-17 campaign and were six points per game better on the offensive end. Nebraska also shattered the school three-point record with 250, and the school blocked shot record with 163.
Goehle also played a role in Nebraska signing back-to-back top-20 recruiting classes in his first two seasons in Lincoln. Kate Cain and Taylor Kissinger, both 2017-18 freshmen, combined to average 20 points and 11 rebounds in their first season for the Huskers. Nebraska's second straight top-20 class includes Iowa all-stater Ashtyn Veerbeek, Indiana star Leigha Brown and Minnesota high school standouts Sam Haiby and Kayla Mershon.
In his first season working alongside Williams, Goehle helped South Dakota to a Summit League regular-season championship and the 2016 Postseason WNIT championship. The Coyotes finished with a 32-6 overall record.
An experienced coach at all levels, Goehle worked at Coastal Carolina, North Dakota State and Sioux Falls before joining Williams at USD. He worked specifically with the development of post players at each school. In addition, Goehle’s duties have included recruiting, scouting, coordination of summer camps and game management.
Goehle also has been heavily involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes since 1993. He began serving as the Director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Sports Ambassadors International Sports Ministry in 1996. He coached summer basketball teams in Guatemala, El Salvador and Singapore.
Prior to arriving at the collegiate level, Goehle spent 15 years working for his alma mater, Hills Beaver Creek school district, in Hills, Minn. He held several positions, including physical education instructor, health science teacher, girls basketball coach, track and field and cross country coach.
Goehle graduated from Augustana (S.D.) with a bachelor’s degree in education in 1993.