Editor’s note: Barry Goldberg was an excellent man and also we, and also the volleyball globe, will certainly miss him. This is the Sunday press release from American University as well as additionally the going along with AU visuals.
WASHINGTON–American University Cassell Hall of Famer and also epic volleyball coach Barry Goldberg, an Eagle given that 1989 and also cherished by lots of, has actually died at the age of61 Goldberg was detected with Stage 4 cancer cells in February 2022.
“It is with great sadness that we share the news of Barry’s passing,” claimed Director of Athletics and also Recreation,Dr Billy Walker. “Barry’s commitment to AU, our volleyball program and extended university community was unmatched. Anyone who interacted with Barry came away a better person. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bonnie, his children and grandchildren.”
Goldberg invested 34 years developing the volleyball program and also setup documents every action of the method. He made 10 Coach of the Year honors and also directed the Eagles to 16Patriot League Championships His groups made 18 NCAA Tournament looks, and also his 812 victories rated 4th amongst energetic Division I trainers at the verdict of the 2022 period.
While Goldberg’s profession successes can fill up web pages, his proudest accomplishments came off the volleyball court. He is endured by his other half, Bonnie, 3 youngsters, Arielle Houlihan (Matthew), Jared Goldberg (Aryn) and also Mitchell Goldberg, in addition to grandchildren Rylie and also Hallie Houlihan and also Silas, Simeon and also Samson Goldberg.
The Goldbergs’ youngsters were all college professional athletes. Arielle played volleyball at the University of the Pacific, Jared played volleyball at Grand Canyon University, and also Mitchell played lacrosse at Richmond where he finished as the program’s all-time leading goal-scorer.
Goldberg, a 2019 conscript right into the Eagles’ Stafford H. “Pop” Cassell Hall of Fame, remained in presence for the 2023 event on February 18, where Cassell’s child, Jack, devoted a $3 million present from him and also his other half Denise towards calling the “Barry Goldberg Court” in the future Alan and also Amy Meltzer Center for Athletic Performance.
During their run of 18 looks in the NCAA Tournament, Goldberg’s groups two times had actually expanded, NCAA event success. The Eagles progressed to the Sweet Sixteen in 2013 with straight-set sway Georgia and also Duke, and afterwards made a second-round look in 2015 after sweepingKentucky American is the only Patriot League group to ever before win a suit in the NCAA Tournament.
Goldberg finished with a bachelor’s level in interaction and also unsupported claims from the University of Pittsburgh in 1984, and also while seeking his master’s in therapy education and learning, he was an aide coach for the Pitt females’s university group.
Within the nationwide volleyball neighborhood, Goldberg was a component and also dealt with a number of respected camps and also boards. His influence on volleyball in the DC location is epic, consisting of 15 years as Director of the Metro American Volleyball Club, and also with his other half Bonnie, established the extremely effective, yearly Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic which started in 2007.
The household will hold a funeral available to all that want to participate in on Tuesday, March 28 at the Garden of Remembrance in Clarksburg,Md at 3:30 p.m. The household will be resting shiva at their house at 26801 Dix Street, Damascus, MD. They will certainly approve site visitors from 4 pm -7 pm via Sunday, April 1.
There will certainly be a funeral held by household to commemorate Barry’s unbelievable life and also profession, welcoming pals, household, coworkers, and also previous gamers to find with each other and also share their memories of him. The information of the memorial will certainly be revealed at a later day.
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