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Erin Sanders

Assistant Director for IM & Club Sports

Erin has been professionally with University Recreation at Appalachian State since 2006. She graduated twice from Appalachian, first with a B.S. in Exercise Science and then again with a M.A. in College Student Development.

Erin loves the opportunity to work with students in a recreation setting to provide a transformational experience outside the classroom. She appreciates working in a sports field where there is an emphasis on self-improvement both mentally and physically in a supportive community. The recreation place of the wellness spectrum is very valuable to her and the collaborative approach she appreciates supporting to enhance the campus experience for the student.

Erin enjoys spending time with her family going on adventures, watching any type of sports (especially college football & basketball) & any type of live music! 


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Turner Goa

Coordinator for Sports & Activities

Turner has been with University Recreation since July 2019. He comes to App from Kent State University where he received a M.S. in Sport and Recreation Management with a minor in Disability Studies and Community Inclusion. Before Kent State, he graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in Economics.

Turner is passionate about helping people he works with to reach their goals. He notes that there are so many things he appreciates about his job! The aspect he enjoys the most is helping and watching the remarkable people and students he is able to work with grow and develop as people as they reach their goals!

Turner spends his free time playing sports; mainly soccer or golf. If he is not doing those, he is at home relaxing. Turner enjoys going skiing during the winter anticipating his annual ski trip with his friends to Colorado. He loves being involved with Special Olympics whenever he can!