Steven “Zo” Goodson is involved with all facets of the Texas Tech men’s basketball program as director of operations. He is in his third season with the Red Raiders after he spent the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons as the assistant director of operations and director of player development.
Goodson is in charge of player personnel and will oversee player development. He also coordinates team travel and serves as the program’s liaison to various areas within the athletics department.
Goodson organized the team’s 2015 foreign tour to Canada. The Red Raiders played four games during a five-day stretch with stops in Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa. Texas Tech also will travel out of the country for the Puerto Rico Tipoff during the 2015-16 season.
Goodson arrived in Lubbock after he served as the special assistant to the head coach for six seasons on Tubby Smith’s staff at Minnesota. He also was a special assistant to Coach Smith at Kentucky in 2006-07 where he oversaw all aspects of video production and assisted with the operation of the Tubby Smith Basketball Camps.
Goodson was a student manager at Kentucky from 2001-05 and also worked as a floor coach for the Tubby Smith Basketball Camps. He also gained additional experience as an operations intern for USA Basketball each summer from 2002-06 and assisted the Team USA coaching staff that won the gold medal in Turkey at the 2005 World University Games.
Goodson graduated with a degree in communications from Kentucky in 2005. He is married to the former Kelly Gerleve of Maple Grove, Minnesota.