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    Zach Goines
    Zach Goines
    Assoc Director of Athletics for Development


    State Farm Center Project Receiving Strong Support

    I Fund Donors Have Pledged Over $30 Million Since January


    Illinois Announces Creation of the Chicago Athletics Advisory Board

    Board will provide support and direction as the DIA looks to increase exposure throughout Chicagoland

    Zach Goines joined the Illinois staff as Director of Development/Chicago Operations in 2012. He began his career as a fundraiser at the University of Miami as a development associate and assistant director of development from 2001-04. His next position was at Marquette, where he served as director of the Blue & Gold Fund from 2004-07. In 2007, Goines moved to Iowa State, where he served as director of development for athletics until 2011. He spent the 2011-12 school year at Connecticut as senior director of development for athletics, where he led and oversaw the UConn athletics development staff, including annual fundraising, major gifts, events and operations.

    A native of Kettering, Ohio, Goines graduated with a bachelor's degree in finance from Kentucky in 1999 and earned a master's degree in sports administration from Indiana in 2000. While at Kentucky, he served the Wildcat basketball team as head student manager from 1995-99. He followed that with a graduate assistantship in the Indiana athletic ticket office during the 1999-2000 school year.

    Updated November 2012


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