S&F: Gamecocks look to progress solid foundation this fall
Sept. 22, 2016
Story by Brian Hand
Josh Goffi wakes up every day in his own words “giddy” to get into work.
The seventh-year South Carolina men’s tennis head coach knows he has something special with his current grouping of Gamecocks, and during the first couple of weeks of fall practice nothing has changed his mind.
One of the big reasons for that is his coaching staff.
“There is a passion from both of my coaches that matches mine, and I think the players feel that,” Goffi told Spurs & Feathers from his office on Tuesday, Sept. 21.
Joining Goffi this year to help mold the Gamecocks is former Monmouth head coach Kyle Bailey and Goffi’s college teammate Pablo Bellagamba. Last year, Bailey led Monmouth to its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.
“We have three full coaches,” Goffi said. “Three very accomplished coaches. Three guys that take pride in passion and development. We are in a very, very fun phase and fun part of this program. It’s awesome.”