Goss-Woliner hired as senior counselor, athletics specialist

VESTAL, NY – Binghamton University has hired Noah Goss-Woliner as its new mental health counselor for athletics, the department announced on Thursday. The senior counselor position is a partnership between BU’s Athletics Department and the University Counseling Center. Goss-Woliner will provide mental health counseling and outreach services to the 400+ student-athletes on campus, primarily on site at the Events Center. The UCC will give supervisory and clinical support to Goss-Woliner, with the 15-person staff of the UCC also available to student-athletes for urgent counseling and certain specialty issues.

Goss-Woliner comes to Binghamton from Burlington, Vt., Where he was a therapist in a private practice. He has noted experience in a university setting, having worked at Norwich University from 2020-21, providing psychotherapy to the general student body.

“Noah offers a unique combination of skills and experiences,” said Mark Rice, Ph.D., Clinical Director of the UCC. “He is passionate about student-athlete well-being, has a strong knowledge base about mental health, and brings personal experience both as a coach and a former college athlete.”

He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Middlebury College in 2015 and his master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from University of Vermont in 2020.

Goss-Woliner has strong roots in college athletics, having coached in several positions at three colleges in the Northeast. He was an assistant men’s soccer coach at Norwich (2016) and Middlebury (2019) and most recently served as an assistant women’s soccer coach at Colby-Sawyer for 3+ years.

In the position, Goss-Woliner will focus on mental health issues such as stress and anxiety, personal or relationship concerns, depression, and development or academic concerns. With BU’s student-athletes, Goss-Woliner will also have clinical and outreach focus on sports performance issues, injury rehabilitation, and student-athlete identity development. Additionally, he will coordinate and deliver outreach and psycho-educational workshops for student-athletes and staff.

“We are strongly committed to the well-being of our student-athletes,” Interim Director of Athletics Dennis Kalina said. “Noah will be an outstanding, vital resource as we strive to provide an exceptional student-athlete experience at Binghamton. We are excited to welcome him to campus.”

Goss-Woliner replaces Craig Gilkey, who served in the position for three years.

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