Steve Goodson enters his first season as the Director of Basketball Operations under Head Coach Richard Pitino.
The product of Tell City, Ind. previously spent six seasons on former Minnesota head coach Tubby Smith's staff as the Special Assistant to the Head Coach. He also spent the 2006-07 season as a special assistant to Smith at Kentucky after earning his degree from UK in 2005. During his time working for Smith, Goodson oversaw all video duties and assisted in the running of Coach Smith's basketball camps.
Goodson was a student manager from 2001-05 at UK and a coach for Tubby Smith Basketball Camps. He gained additional experience as an operations intern for USA Basketball each summer from 2002-06. He also assisted the Team USA coaching staff at the 2005 World University Games that won the gold medal in Turkey.
Goodson resides in Minneapolis.
Preview: Gophers at Maryland
1/17/2018 - M. Basketball
Minnesota continues its road trip on Thursday night against the Terrapins on national television.
Minnesota Gets B1G Road Win Over Penn State, 95-84
1/15/2018 - M. Basketball
Dupree McBrayer scored 14 of a career-high 24 points in the second half and overtime and Minnesota beat Penn State 95-84 on Monday night.
Lights Out: Williams Goes Dark for Intros
1/14/2018 - M. Basketball
For the first time in 90 years, Williams Arena went lights out for introductions during Saturday's Gopher men's basketball game.