Skaneateles High School Class of 1997 alumnus James Goss was inducted into the Lynchburg (Va.) College Sports Hall of Fame in ceremonies held on Oct. 22.
Goss graduated from Lynchburg College in 2001 with a degree in sports management. By his senior year, James was a 17-time Old Dominion Athletic Conference champion for track and field in eight different outdoor events and seven indoor events.
In 1999, Goss served as team captain and won Lynchburg College Athlete of the Year. In 2001, he won Lynchburg College Male Senior Athlete of the Year and was recognized as the NCAA national champion in the long jump. He was a five-time South/Southeast Regional Athlete of the Year and a six-time ODAC Athlete of the Year.
Additionally, James was the NCAA National Track & Field Athlete of the Year, and a 10-time All-American in Track & Field, which is the most in the history of Lynchburg College.
After graduating, James worked at Emory University as the assistant track and field coach from 2002 to 2006. In 2006, he returned to Lynchburg as the head women’s track and field coach and then became the associate head track and field coach in 2010.
This June, James was named head coach for track and field and cross country at Nazareth College in Rochester. He and his wife, MacKenzie, have a two-year-old daughter, Brenna.