Carlton Goff
Carlton Goff

Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator

8th year at SBU

Alma Mater:
Illinois College '95


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Carlton Goff completed his eighth season as the Seawolves' wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator in 2013.

Malcolm Eugene proved to be a match-up nightmare for opposing defenses, catching 57 balls for 894 yards and five touchdowns.

Eugene and Adrian Coxson combined to set a school record as each player accounted for 100 yards receiving in two games (Buffalo, James Madison).

Goff worked with two of Stony Brook's best receivers in program history, Kevin Norrell and Jordan Gush. Norrell produced seven games with more than 100 yards receiving and back-to-back games with three touchdowns. Norrell finished the season with nearly 1,400 yards, a Big South single-season record, and 15 touchdowns.

Norrell and Gush each finished their illustrious careers with 20 touchdowns, which ranks second all-time in the program's Division I history.

In 2011, the trio of Norrell, Gush and Matt Brevi accounted for 1,830 yards and 16 touchdowns. 350 of Norrell's 673 yards came in the final four games of the season.

Despite only catching 136 passes, the Seawolves' wide receivers still accounted for 17 touchdowns in 2010. Brevi, an all-Big South selection, and Gush each caught five TD passes.

Stony Brook's wide receivers totaled 16 touchdowns in 2009, including Gush's six which led the Big South. 11 different players caught at least one pass and six caught TD passes.

Goff's wide receivers accounted for over 1,300 yards and nine scores in 2008. During his time at Stony Brook he has coached two of the four players to reach 2,000 receiving yards in their careers, Dwayne Eley and Lynell Suggs.

In 2007 he coached Suggs to a school record for receptions and yardage as his receiving corps again hauled in 207 passes for over 2,400 yards. In his first season with the Seawolves, Goff's crew hauled in 200 passes for 2,489 yards and 17 touchdowns. Goff helped the Stony Brook offense rank first in the NEC in its passing attack and spread the wealth as 11 different Seawolves tallied receptions on the year.

Prior to Stony Brook, Goff spent three seasons as running backs coach at Hofstra. Before Goff joined the Hofstra staff, he served as a tight ends assistant coach at East Carolina University from 2001-02. While with the Pirates he also assisted with the special teams and scout teams in addition to his tight end duties.

Goff began his college coaching career in 1995 as running backs coach at North Park University in Chicago. He served in that capacity until 2000 when he was promoted to Offensive Coordinator. During that time, he also served the college as assistant director of admissions, a position he held for five years. His role in admissions included minority recruitment and counselor coordinator before briefly serving as interim director of admissions.

A three-year starter at Illinois College at running back, Goff finished his career as the school's No. 7 all-time rusher. A two-time All-Midwest Athletic Conference selection, Goff is active on the camp and clinic circuit, lecturing and instructing at several camps in the Midwest since 1998. He graduated in 1995 from Illinois College with a bachelor's degree in political science and holds a master's degree in teaching from East Carolina.

Carlton and his wife, Lynn, reside in Hauppauge, N.Y.


Family: Wife, Lynn

Education: Bachelor's degree, political science, Illinois College, 1995; Master's degree, teaching, East Carolina, 2002

Playing Experience: Illinois College, running back, 1991-95

Coaching Experience: 19 years

Year Team Position
1995 North Park Running Backs
1996 North Park Running Backs
1997 North Park Running Backs
1998 North Park Running Backs
1999 North Park Running Backs
2000 North Park Offensive Coordinator/RBs
2001 East Carolina Asst. - Tight Ends
2002 East Carolina Asst. - Tight Ends
2003 Hofstra Running Backs
2004 Hofstra Running Backs
2005 Hofstra Running Backs
2006 Stony Brook Wide Receivers
2007 Stony Brook Wide Receivers
2008 Stony Brook Wide Receivers
2009 Stony Brook Wide Receivers
2010 Stony Brook Wide Receivers
2011 Stony Brook Wide Receivers
2012 Stony Brook Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator
2013 Stony Brook Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator

Recruiting Areas: Central and Southern New Jersey (Mercer, Ocean, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Atlantic, Salem, Cape May); Eastern Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Delaware)