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Dr. Howard "Doc" Goldman
Doc Goldman coaching the Red Foxes during the 1990 season.

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Dr. Howard "Doc" Goldman was the second Athletics Director in the history of the Marist Athletics Department and served at that post for 13 years. Goldman began his tenure at Marist in 1963. During his 33 years of service to the Marist community, Goldman held several positions at the college:

  • First Men's Soccer Head Coach in school history
  • Outdoor Track & Field Head Coach
  • Faculty Member
  • Chairman of Physical Education Department
During his time as Athletics Director he began the outdoor track & field and tennis programs. He also served as Athletics Director when the long-standing tradition of the President's Cup, an annual rowing race held on the Hudson River, began in 1963.

Goldman's Achievements as Men's Soccer Coach:

  • Was the "founding father" of Marist Soccer
  • Compiled overall record of 222-263-39 as head coach of program
  • Collected 200th career victory in 1985
  • Upset No. 3 St. John's on Nov. 4, 1992 with 3-2 win at Leonidoff Field
  • Served as President of Eastern Soccer Coaches Association (ESCA)
  • Served as President of the Intercollegiate Soccer Association of America (ISAA)

Goldman's Educational Credentials:

  • Received Bachelor's degree from Cortland State College (N.Y.)
  • Earned Master's and Doctorate degrees from Indiana University in Physical Education

Clips of Marist Men's Soccer and Doc Goldman: (Courtesy of Library Archives and Special Collections and The Circle)

What They Are Saying About Doc...

MATT VIGGIANO - HEAD MEN'S SOCCER COACH
"There have only been three coaches in the history of our program, and there's a direct connection between all three of us. I played for Bob Herodes, and with guys who played for Doc. ... Doc loved the program and always followed us. He was a great guy to have around and a great resource, and he'll really be missed."

TIM MURRAY - DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS
"I'm deeply saddened by the loss of Doc. I had a great deal of respect for him as a coach, administrator and faculty member. He has left a lasting mark with our athletics department, and he will be deeply missed."

KAREN KARA - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
"He was not only co-worker, but he was a friend. He was the foundation of the McCann Center. He was always there; if you had any questions about anything, Doc could answer them. He was a great mentor to everyone."

GLENN MARINELLI - COORDINATOR OF SPORTS MEDICINE
"Doc was great for Marist, and he was a leader in athletics here. He did a great job. I personally learned a lot from him as I came up through the ranks. I think Marist was good for him too; it was a good fit."

BOBBY HERODES - FORMER HEAD MEN'S SOCCER COACH
"Doc was the founder of soccer at Marist for sure. He was a student of the game, and he loved the game, he loved what he did. He would come back religiously to every single home match and make it a point to come over to the sidelines and say hi. He was very gracious in what he did."

The 1991 Marist men's soccer team. Doc Goldman is on the far left.

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