Gail Goestenkors
American women's basketball coach
Gail Goestenkors
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.
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New basketball coach's contract revealed
Statesman - almost 5 years
Karen Aston, who was hired this week to take over the Texas women’s basketball program, will earn a base salary of $599,500. That’s roughly half as much as what Gail Goestenkors was set to make for this season. The
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Texas women's basketball coach Gail Goestenkors resigns
USA Today - almost 5 years
After a successful tenure at Duke, Goestenkors managed to post just one NCAA tournament win in her five seasons with the Longhorns.
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Saginaw Valley State University welcomes second class to its sports Hall of Fame - The Bay City Times - MLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
Gail Goestenkors, now the head women's basketball coach at Texas, was part of last year's inaugural class. And for a team that did everything together, Sanders-Lynch said it's fitting to now have two members in the hall of fame
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The realignment effect on college hoops - ESPN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Three noteworthy coaches on campus -- Mack Brown (football), Rick Barnes (men's basketball) and Gail Goestenkors (women's basketball) -- all came to Austin from the ACC. Adding Texas to ACC hoops would be a tremendous addition, but it would also make
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Ex-player Brown named assistant coach for UT women's basketball - Austin American-Statesman
Google News - over 5 years
Texas women's basketball coach Gail Goestenkors announced a reorganization of her staff, hiring former Longhorns star Edwina Brown as an assistant coach. Shaeeta Williams will fill Brown's position as strength and conditioning assistant coach. pturing
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Longhorn Network goes live - to some - Houston Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
The two-hour live show from campus featured previews of Longhorn Network programs and appearances by football coach Mack Brown, basketball coaches Rick Barnes and Gail Goestenkors and baseball coach Augie Garrido. It was followed by a Texas-Pepperdine
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Thursday Thoughts - Roster Reflections - I Am the 12th Man
Google News - over 5 years
If texas actually plans on making good on this threat, I think texas' biggest boosters of A&M going to the SEC have to be Gail Goestenkors and Chris Petrucelli. Off-topic, I was saddened to hear about Pat Summitt's announcement that she has early-onset
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Conradt, Goestenkors credit Summitt for coach's determination - Austin American-Statesman
Google News - over 5 years
Texas coach Gail Goestenkors says she was 'absolutely stunned' to hear about Tennessee coach Pat Summitt. By Rick Cantu Pat Summitt's decision to continue coaching despite being diagnosed with early onset dementia came as little surprise to her
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UT Women's Athletics hosts annual game night - TexasSports.com
Google News - over 5 years
This is the student-athletes' home away from home," Women's Basketball coach Gail Goestenkors said. "This event is a tremendous kickoff for all the incoming freshmen as well as the returners to get reacquainted, and for freshmen to really get to know
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Longhorn Network preps for launch, despite A&M concerns (with slideshow) - Community Impact Newspaper
Google News - over 5 years
"The stories about who they really are is what the public will really want to see," said women's head basketball coach Gail Goestenkors. Longhorn Network anchor Kevin Dunn said each sport, including volleyball, golf and swimming would be covered,
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Women's Basketball ready for European adventure - TexasSports.com
Google News - over 5 years
Apparently, for the past few years, Anderson has been the little birdie in head coach Gail Goestenkors' ear. The summer before the 2008-09 basketball season, Anderson's father, Mike, took his Missouri men's basketball team on a European trip that
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Tuesday's college roundup: ESPN3 to carry CAA's football media day - Daily Press
Google News - over 5 years
As part of the University of Hawaii's Rainbow Wahine Showdown, Virginia will play Texas on Nov. 26. The Cavaliers will be in their first year under new coach Joanne Boyle, who once assisted Texas coach Gail Goestenkors at Duke
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Future outlook varies for UT's many sports teams - Austin American-Statesman
Google News - over 5 years
On the women's side, Gail Goestenkors' reign continued to sputter last season — she's 84-50 overall after four years — but she'll return four-fifths of her starting lineup , missing only Kathleen Nash, the team's leading rebounder and second-leading
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Government Pay Update Completes UT System - Texas Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Gail Goestenkors (#6, $1060000), head coach of women's basketball at UT, moved into the top 10. Goestenkors continues to be the only female representative in the top 25. UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa's (No. 21, $750000) addition makes him the
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Reed wants a shot at current national champions - UT The Daily Texan
Google News - almost 6 years
Texas head coach Gail Goestenkors vowed the team would prevail despite the loss of Reed. But the lack of Reed's offensive presence and height was apparent, plaguing the Longhorns for much of their season. While the surgery ultimately benefited Reed,
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Texas Tech Player Deals With Punch's Aftermath
NYTimes - almost 6 years
STANFORD, Calif. -- A year after throwing the punch that rocked women's basketball, Brittney Griner is making headlines for her superlative play. Her all-around game has carried Baylor to a No. 1 seed in the N.C.A.A. tournament. Jordan Barncastle, the Texas Tech forward whose nose was broken by Griner's fist, has not been nearly the same player
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Big Powers of Women's Basketball Sprint Past Lady Techsters
NYTimes - almost 8 years
Louisiana Tech began playing women's basketball in 1974, putting money and ambition into the sport when few colleges did. Winning became consistent and flamboyant. The first coach, a legendary recruiter named Sonja Hogg, drove a white Cadillac and wore a white fur coat, which matched hair as white and frosted as a vanilla ice cream cone. The Lady
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Kay Yow, Hall of Fame Women's Basketball Coach, Dies at 66
NYTimes - about 8 years
Kay Yow, the Hall of Fame basketball coach who became an inspiring figure while continuing to coach the North Carolina State women's team during a long battle with cancer, died Saturday in Cary, N.C. She was 66. Her death, at WakeMed Cary Hospital, was announced by the university. She left the team this month to undergo treatment, turning the
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As Parker's Play Soars, So Does Her Image
NYTimes - over 8 years
Candace Parker has squeezed a lifetime of indelible moments into the last year. She led Tennessee to its second consecutive national title, was the first choice in the W.N.B.A. draft and became engaged to her longtime boyfriend, the former Duke star Shelden Williams. While Parker admits to some physical and mental fatigue, she is attempting to use
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gail Goestenkors
    FORTIES
  • 2007
    Age 43
    Goestenkors also won the ACC Coach of the Year award in 2007 for the seventh time in fifteen years.
    More Details Hide Details Goestenkors served as the head coach of the USA representative to the 1997 William Jones Cup competition The event was held in Taipei, Taiwan during August 1997. The USA team won their first six games. Four of the six were decided by six points or fewer, including the semifinal game against Japan which went to overtime. In the gold medal game, the USA faced undefeated South Korea. The USA team played to a six-point margin early in the second half, but could not extend the margin. South Korea came back, took the lead, and held on to win the championship and the gold medal 76-71.
  • 2006
    Age 42
    The 2006-2007 season ended with a 32-2 record and notched her school's first ever undefeated regular season.
    More Details Hide Details She is often known as the "winningest coach not to have won a championship", being runner-up two times in fifteen years.
  • 2004
    Age 40
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Sheryl Swoopes was available but hampered by injuries, and Dawn Staley moved on to coaching. Newcomers Sue Bird, Candace Parker and Diana Taurasi picked up the slack, but it was a team in transition. As an additional challenge, some members of the squad were unable to join the team for practices due to WNBA commitments. The team started out strong, winning each of the six preliminary games, including the game against Russia. In the quarterfinals, the USA team beat Spain 90–56. The semifinal was a rematch against Russia, but this time the Russian team prevailed, 75–68. The USA faced Brazil in the bronze medal game, and won easily 99–59. Source: Goestenkors' ex-husband is Mark Simons, an assistant coach for the Auburn women's basketball team. Assistant coach at Michigan State, 2012 to present.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2003
    Age 39
    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.
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  • 2002
    Age 38
    Goestenkors served as an assistant coach to the National team in the 2002 World Championships, held during September in three cities in China, including Nanjing, China. The USA won the opening six preliminary rounds easily, with no contest closer than 30 points. That included the opening round game against Russia, who has played them close ant he 1998 Championship final.
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    Goestenkors led the Blue Devils to an ACC-record 35-2 ledger in 2002-03 and their second straight NCAA Final Four appearance.
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  • 2001
    Age 37
    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).
    More Details Hide Details During her final ten seasons at Duke, Goestenkors led the Blue Devils to NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen appearances every year, seven Elite Eight appearances, four Final Four appearances, and two appearances in the NCAA Championship game. During her tenure, her teams won five ACC tournament championships and eight ACC regular season titles. Goestenkors holds the ACC record for fewest games required to achieve 300 wins (387 games). She's inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame as one of six members of the Class of 2015
  • 2000
    Age 36
    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.
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  • 1999
    Age 35
    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
    More Details Hide Details Goestenkors' 2004-05 squad made the NCAA Elite Eight and posted a 31-5 record despite the loss of National Player of the Year Alana Beard to graduation.
  • 1998
    Age 34
    In the championship game, much like the 1998 finals, the rematch was much closer.
    More Details Hide Details This time the USA team did not have to play form behind, and had a ten-point lead late ant he game, but the Russians cut the lead to a single point with just over three minutes remaining. The game remained close, and was within three points with just over twelve seconds to go, but Swoopes was fouled and sank the free throws to give the USA a 79–74 win and the gold medal. Goestenkors served as an assistant coach for the USA National team in 2006, a team in transition.
    Goestenkors' 1998-99 Duke team finished in second place, losing to the Carolyn Peck-coached Purdue Lady Boilermakers in the championship game.
    More Details Hide Details Along the way, Duke defeated the Tennessee Lady Vols in the Elite Eight, spoiling Chamique Holdsclaw's bid for a clean sweep of the National Championship (Holdsclaw had starred on Tennessee's National Championship teams as a freshman, sophomore and junior).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 28
    After one season, she left to become an assistant coach at Purdue under Lin Dunn, where she remained until becoming head coach at Duke in 1992.
    More Details Hide Details Goestenkors accumulated an impressive record at Duke and is one of the most accomplished women's basketball coaches in the nation. She received recognition as the ACC Coach of the Year a record 7 times (1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2007).
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Goestenkors left Texas following the 2011-12 season citing fatigue. Born in Waterford, Michigan, Goestenkors attended Saginaw Valley State University, where she played under future Purdue head coach Marsha Reall. After graduating in 1985, Goestenkors became a graduate assistant coach at Iowa State.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1963
    Born
    Born on February 26, 1963.
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