Goodenbour Named Women’s Basketball Coach

Molly Goodenbour returned to the Hilltop this fall, accepting the women’s head basketball coaching job after Jennifer Azzi stepped down in September.

It’s Goodenbour’s third time coaching at USF. She was previously an assistant coach for the 1994–95 and 2005–06 seasons. She played college ball for Stanford University as a guard and was a Final Four MVP in 1992.

“I am extremely excited to be back at USF and have the opportunity to lead the women’s basketball program,” Goodenbour said.

She came to USF from California State University, East Bay, where she was named head coach in June. Before that, she led California State University, Dominguez Hills to a 77–34 record over four seasons. Under Goodenbour’s leadership, Dominguez Hills won two California Collegiate Athletic Association tournament championships, clinched two regular season titles, and made three NCAA Division II appearances.

Goodenbour began her coaching career in 1994 at USF. She transitioned to playing professionally in Sweden, the American Basketball League, and the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1995–99, before suffering a career-ending ACL injury. In 2002, she returned to coaching.

Goodenbour replaces Azzi, who stepped down after six seasons at USF. In her final season, Azzi steered the women’s basketball squad to a West Coast Conference tournament championship and returned the team to NCAA tournament play for the first time in 19 years.