September 29, 2016

Molly Goodenbour succeeds Jennifer Azzi at USF

The University of San Francisco announced yesterday that Molly Goodenbour has been hired as their women's basketball head coach, replacing Jennifer Azzi who resigned the position two weeks ago.

For those who haven't been Cardinal fans forever: Molly and Jennifer were teammates at Stanford in 1989-90, the season of the Cardinal's first national championship. Jennifer was a senior and Molly a freshman. Molly continued on to the Cardinal's second national championship in 1992 — she was the Final Four MVP. Here is a report of that game from the Los Angeles Times: Stanford Stands Tall : Championship: The Cardinal makes coach forget October's misery with 78-62 victory over Western Kentucky.

USF is not a new venue for Molly. Her first coaching job was as an assistant to Mary Hile-Nepfel in 1994-95. After several years of playing professional basketball, she got her first head coaching job in 2002 at Santa Rosa Junior College. She returned to USF as an assistant coach in 2005-06 and has been a head coach since then at CSU Chico, UC Irvine, and CSU Dominguez Hills.

Read more in the USF announcement: Molly Goodenbour Named Head Coach

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