Former Florida State athletic director Bob Goin has reportedly passed away due to a sudden heart attack. The news of his passing came on Saturday morning.
One of Goin’s greatest accomplishments as FSU’s AD came when he helped usher the Seminoles into the ACC conference. Prior to the move, Florida State classified as an independent. The transition was instrumental in propelling the program to new heights.
Goin served as the school’s athletic director from 1990-95. During his tutelage, Florida State won a national championship in football, made the NCAA tournament in basketball four times and the baseball team was selected to the College World Series every year.
It was a very successful run during his time with the university.
After five years with the school, Goin resigned amid speculation of wrong doing.
Goin proceeded to become Cincinnati’s AD. He orchestrated another conference transition, helping the Bearcats move to the Big East.
He was 81 years old.