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T.J. Goelz has been the head coach of the Lakewood Ranch Varsity Softball Team since 2018. T.J. was also an assistant coach for the varsity team in 2017. In his three years as head coach at LRHS, Coach T.J.’s teams have made it to the State Final-Four every year and had been ranked number one in the country during 2019 and were ranked the number one High school softball team in the country for all of Covid-shortened 2020.
Coach T.J. is also a nationally known Travel Softball coach whose team ,Tampa Mustangs-TJ , has been nationally ranked in the top five every year since 2015. The following is a list of some of Coach T.J. ‘s accomplishments: 2020 FACA District Coach of Year , 2019 NFHS Florida , High School Softball Coach of the Year, 2019 FACA District Coach of the Year ,2019 Sarasota Herald Tribune Softball Coach of the Year, 2018 FACA District Coach of the Year, 2015 NFCA National Travel Ball Coach of the Year, High School Record Since 2017: 89-9, Over 1000 coaching victories, 2015 PGF Premier National Champions, US Club Rankings Top five Nationally 2015-2020, Assisted over 40 Athletes receiving College Softball Scholarships : 37 Division one, five players top five Finishes at National Championship events from 2015-2020.
T.J. is married to Liz Goelz, assistant coach for LRHS varsity softball, and has two daughters, Kinsey and Avery, who are LRHS graduates and former members of the varsity softball program. Both now play collegiately for the University of Florida Gators. T.J. is a co-founder and Senior Vice President of Investments for the Palm Avenue Wealth Advisory Group at Raymond James.