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