Join Us in Welcoming Duke Gartrell and Manuel Goel to the Admissions Team


SPIRE Institute & Academy (IA) continues to add to our qualified team, striving to bring only the best people on board to continue to attract the brightest student athletic talent from across the country, and world, to our campus. We are delighted to welcome two new Admissions Advisors to the SPIRE family. 

Duke Gartrell

Duke is a father of three and a sports enthusiast. He brings with him a Bachelor of Arts, Communications, from Edinboro University and a passion to assist student athletes in following their aspirations of achieving success on and off the playing field.

Duke has a broad range of experience in sales, marketing, business development and coaching. As a four-year member of the Edinboro men’s basketball team, he brings his unique passion for academics and athletic competition to SPIRE to help find the next generation of young talent in Ohio. A four-year starter at shooting guard, Duke would go on to rank second in all-time 3-point field goals made and fifth in all-time games played at Edinboro. He specializes in interpersonal and organizational communications, public speaking and public relations.

Manuel Goel

Engagement specialist, cyclist, speaker and all-around sports enthusiast, Manuel Goel has over 19 years invested in developing international academic relations along with extensive experience designing international programs that increase access for students to international academic opportunities.

Manuel explains his excitement over his new role at SPIRE. “Having lived and worked in Mexico, Canada and Latin America, I’ve been able to acquire the vision to understand and guide inquiries and interests towards the best sports training facilities. I look forward to working with young athletes and their families to help them reach their potential and dreams.”

Manuel received a Bachelor of Arts in law from Universidad Del Valle De Toluca and is currently well on his way to receiving a master’s in International Affairs from Texas State University. Manuel is highly skilled in operations management, strategic planning, leadership development, management and planning and public relations.

With these newest additions to their family, SPIRE is continuing its excellence in hiring skilled and highly qualified people to help guide SPIRE students along their paths to academic and athletic success.

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SPIRE Contact info:

Phone: (440) 466-1002

Email: [email protected]

Address: 5201 SPIRE Circle, Geneva, OH 44041