Ridgefield coach retiring after 11 years with team

Ridgefield resident John Goetz was honored prior to the Ridgefield/Wilton track meet Tuesday at Ridgefield High School.

Goetz is retiring from coaching high school cross country, track and field after 11 years (33 seasons) at RHS and 17 years as a CT high school coach.

During his time as the Ridgefield Girls’ coach, his teams won 7 state championships, 4 state runners up, 8 FCIAC championships, 8 FCIAC runners up, 18 FCIAC divisional titles and he coached dozens of All-FCIAC, All-State, All-New England and All-American athletes.