Natoya Goule is in her first season as a volunteer assistant with Clemson track & field. She was the 2015 NCAA Indoor Champion in the 800 meters as a senior, while leading Clemson track & field to a sweep of the team titles at the ACC Indoor and Outdoor Championships. She works directly with coach Mark Elliott’s middle distance group.
Goule set the NCAA Indoor meet record last winter after posting a gold medal time of 2:01.32. It was her third career NCAA championship, combined with the two she won at LSU under Elliott’s tutelage in 2013. In just one season at Clemson, Goule collected three first-team All-America honors, as well as one ACC individual title and one relay championship. Goule was the 2015 ACC Indoor Women’s Track Performer of the Year. She was also a member of Clemson’s school-record 4x400-meter relay team that set a new standard at the NCAA East Prelims.
While still representing Clemson, Goule ran a personal best 1:59.63 to break the program record in the 800. She won the event for the third straight time and earned a berth in the IAAF World Championships, held in China. It was her second time competing for Jamaica at the World Championships, having previously done so in 2013.
Prior to her time in Tigertown, Goule was a standout in 2013 at LSU, her one season in Baton Rouge. She swept the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor titles in the 800 and was a first-team All-American with the Tigers’ 4x400 relay during both seasons as well. Goule won an SEC title as well in the outdoor 800.
Goule’s first two years of eligibility were exhausted at South Plains College in Texas. She won 10 career National Junior College Athletics Association titles during a decorated career.
Goule earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Clemson in May 2015.