Gail Goestenkors

Women's Basketball Coach
Born Feb 26, 1963

Gail Ann Goestenkors, is the former women's basketball head coach for The University of Texas, having accepted the position on April 3, 2007, replacing the legendary Jody Conradt. Goestenkors resigned as the head coach at Texas on March 19, 2012, stating that her heart was telling her to "take a break" from basketball. Goestenkors was the Duke University women's basketball head coach from 1992–2007.… Read More

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1963 Birth Born on February 26, 1963.


1992 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Prior to entering the professional ranks, Goestenkors spent twenty years as a college basketball head coach for Duke University and The University of Texas. She led Duke from 1992 until 2007, when she was hired to replace the retiring Jody Conradt at Texas. … Read More


1998 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Goestenkors' 1998-99 Duke team finished in second place, losing to the Carolyn Peck-coached Purdue Lady Boilermakers in the championship game. … Read More
1999 36 Years Old Duke's historic upset ended the Lady Vols' three-year run of national championships with a 69-63 victory over Tennessee in the final of the 1999 East Regionaland that sent a shock wave through the sport … Read More
2000 37 Years Old …  The Blue Devils in 2000-01 posted a 30-4 record, won ACC Tournament and ACC regular season championships and earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
2001 38 Years Old In the 2001-02 season, Goestenkors led the Blue Devils to the first undefeated regular season in ACC women's basketball history — a feat she would repeat two other times during her tenure at Duke (2003, 2007). … Read More
2002 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Goestenkors led the Blue Devils to an ACC-record 35-2 ledger in 2002-03 and their second straight NCAA Final Four appearance.


2003 40 Years Old In 2003-04 with Beard leading the way, the Blue Devils advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight, boasted a 30-4 record, won a fifth-straight ACC Tournament championship and fourth-straight ACC regular season title. and broke the University of Connecticut's 69-game home winning steak with a 68-67 comeback victory in Hartford, Connecticut.
2004 41 Years Old Lisa Leslie, who had led the team in scoring in the 2004 Olympics, the 2002 World Championships, the 2000 Olympics, the 1998 World Championships, and the 1996 Olympics was no longer on the team. … Read More
2006 43 Years Old The 2006-2007 season ended with a 32-2 record and notched her school's first ever undefeated regular season. … Read More
2007 44 Years Old Goestenkors also won the ACC Coach of the Year award in 2007 for the seventh time in fifteen years. … Read More
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