Brenda Goble remains the only women's volleyball coach in Rose-Hulman history. Goble has led the Rose-Hulman volleyball program through a steady pattern of progress, culminated with the team's first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship in 2011.
Goble, named 2011 HCAC Coach of the Year, crossed the 200-win mark in her Fightin' Engineer career in 2011. Rose-Hulman also set school records for wins (24) and won the first conference regular season and tournament titles during the historic 2011 campaign.
Goble led Rose-Hulman to another 20-win, single-digit loss season to contend for HCAC honors in 2012. The Fightin' Engineers finished 21-9 overall and 7-2 in league play during a season that featured the program's first Conference Most Valuable Player and Academic All-American in senior Anna Lewer.
Goble was also named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2001. She has a career record of 250-357, including a mark of 117-74 since the 2008 season.
She also served as the women's tennis coach at Rose-Hulman from 2000-07, helping lead the team to a record setting performance and a second-place finish in the HCAC in 2007.
After leading the inaugural 1996 squad to three victories, Goble led the Engineer volleyball squad to 11 wins in 1997 and 15 victories in 1999. The Engineers won 16 matches in 2000 before finishing a program-best fourth in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and earning 17 wins in 2001.
In 2007, the Engineers improved their win total to 12 on the season, highlighted by a 10-3 start. Rose-Hulman added a school record 18 wins in 2008 and set a school record for winning percentage in a season. In 2009, the Fightin' Engineers once again took a step forward with a school record 20 wins and their first trip to postseason tournament play since 1999. The 2010 season featured another HCAC Tournament appearance and a then school record for winning percentage (19-10, .655).
Goble also serves as the athletic department's Senior Women's Administrator. In 2007, Rose-Hulman received a gender participation grade of 'A' from the Women's Sports Foundation for its efforts.
Goble served as an assistant women's volleyball and women's basketball coach at Washington & Lee University for two seasons prior to coming to Rose-Hulman. She helped the NCAA Division III school based in Lexington, Va., to a 29-6 record in 1995 and an Old Dominion Athletic Conference title.
Goble earned a degree in physical education from Guilford College in 1994, with minors in sports management and sports medicine. She is a native of Orlando, Florida, where she graduated from Luther High School in 1990.
Goble was a two-sport standout at Guilford. She was the Old Dominion Athletic Conference women's basketball Player of the Year twice, and the league's volleyball Player of the Year in 1993. She was a three-time, first-team all-region volleyball player, and a three-time, honorable mention Kodak All-American as a center on the basketball team. She was awarded the North Carolina Collegiate Award for Excellence in 1993 and inducted into the Guilford Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.
Brenda married Seymour native Ernie Goble in 2003.
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