Jeff Goebel is a native of Johnson City, Tennessee. He graduated from Science Hill High School in 1983 and then received a scholarship to play football at Lee’s McRae in Banner Elk North Carolina where he received at two year associates degree. He received a partial scholarship from ETSU to play football which he did so for a semester before joining the USMC in 1986. In 1990 he returned to ETSU on Veterans Educational Assistance Program and began a part time job as a work study at the Veterans Administration Medical Center. He is currently in his 27th year of government service and 23rd year at the VA.
He has been married 7 years to Michelle Goebel. He has a daughter, Carleigh (18) and two stepchildren, Kiley (21) and Griffin (15) He likes to camp, hike, hunt, fish, wake board and snowboard. He enjoys boating and truly takes pleasure in all things that go along with the outdoors.
His fitness accolades include placing third at the MR in body building in 1989, boxing professionally, running marathons and half marathons, winning the Marine Corps Iron Man competition, winning the Tough Man Competition in Bristol and Knoxville TN in 1991, and finishing 4th place in the world in the CrossFit Games in 2015.
Jeff is on the logistics team for the United Emmaus Community in Johnson City, serves on the Kairos prison ministry, and is a board member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is also an active member of Grace Fellowship Church in Johnson City where he and his wife serve on the hospitality team.
Jeff recently opened is own gym, Goebelieve and is dedicated to sharing a lifetime of experiences in training for different sports. He is thrilled to be a part of the Dancing with the Tri-City Stars and help raise awareness and funds for such a worthwhile cause.