Gail Goestenkors

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Gail Goestenkors


Class of 2015


• As a collegiate head coach, Goestenkors has compile a 498-163 (.753) record

• She ranked 9th among all-time Division I coaches in winning percentage

• Goestenkors guided her teams to 18 consecutive NCAA tournament bids (13 at Duke, 5 at Texas) including four Final Four berths and two National Championship game appearances

• She compiled seven consecutive 30-win seasons from 2000 to 2007

• Goestenkors was a seven-time ACC coach of the Year, the 2007 WBCA Coach of the Year and Naismith Coach of the Year

• She was the recipient of the 2006 WBCA Carol Eckman Award

• As an assistant coach for the USA National team, she guided the United States to two gold medals in 2004 and 2008

• As an head coach, Goestenkors guided the USA U19 team to the gold medal at the 2005 World Championship

• Goestenkors was named the 2005 USA Basketball Coach of the Year

• She played collegiate basketball for Saginaw Valley State leading them to a team record of 114-13 

• Goestenkors was an NAIA All-American and was inducted into the Saginaw Valley State Hall of Fame in 2010


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