Lenoir-Rhyne’s Goldsmith retires after 45 years
The last coach to lead Duke to a bowl game is calling it a
career after 45 seasons.
Fred Goldsmith announced his retirement Tuesday. He had been
coaching at Lenoir-Rhyne for four years, going 17-27 and leading
the Division II Bears to a 7-4 record in 2010.
Goldsmith coached at Rice from 1989-93 before beginning a
five-year stint with the Blue Devils in 1994. He was the Atlantic
Coast Conference’s coach of the year that season and took Duke to
the Hall of Fame Bowl – one of only two bowl games for the Blue
Devils since 1961.
Lenoir-Rhyne president Wayne Powell called Goldsmith ”a winner
on the field and off.”
The school promoted defensive coordinator Mike Houston to acting