Molly Goodenbour

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Molly Goodenbour
Sport(s) Women's Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1972-02-08) February 8, 1972 (age 43)
Playing career
1989–1993 Stanford
1996–1997 Richmond Rage (ABL)
1997–1998 Portland Power (ABL)
1999–2000 Sacramento Monarchs (WNBA)
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1994–1995 USF (assistant)
2002–2003 Santa Rosa JC (assoc HC)
2003–2005 Santa Rosa JC
2005–2006 USF (lead assistant)
2006–2008 CSU Chico
2008–2012 UC Irvine
2012-present Cal State Dominguez Hills
Accomplishments and honors
Bay Valley Conference Coach of the Year (2005)
California Collegiate Athletic Association Coach of the Year (2008)

Molly Goodenbour is a former college and professional basketball player and current head coach of the Cal State Dominguez Hills women's basketball team.

College career[edit]

Goodenbour graduated from Waterloo West High School in Waterloo, Iowa and went on to play basketball at Stanford from 1989 to 1993.[1] Goodenbour was a freshman reserve guard on Stanford's 1990 National Championship team. As a junior in 1992, she was named Most Outstanding Player as Stanford repeated as national champions in 1992.[2] In the tournament, she set the record for most three-pointers made with 18.[1][2]

USA Basketball[edit]

Goodenbour was named to the team representing the USA at the 1995 Pan American Games, however, only four teams committed to participate, so the event was cancelled.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Following her college career, Goodenbour played professional basketball in Sweden, and then played in the American Basketball League for the Richmond Rage in 1996–97 and the Portland Power in 1997–98, and for the Sacramento Monarchs of the WBNA in 1999–2000.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Goodenbour coached women's basketball for one year in 1994–95 for the University of San Francisco before embarking on her professional career. She returned to coaching in 2002 as associate head coach at Santa Rosa Junior College. She became head coach in 2003, guiding the team to two conference titles. She was named Bay Valley Conference Coach of the Year in 2005.[1] In 2005, she returned to USF as lead assistant coach for one season, then was hired as head coach for the Chico State Wildcats in 2006. She was named California Collegiate Athletic Association Coach of the Year in 2008 as the Wildcats compiled a 28–6 record and finished the season ranked 17th in the Division II Coaches Poll.[1]

Goodenbour was hired to coach women's basketball at UC Irvine in 2008, where she remained for four years.[1][4]

After her four-year stint as Anteater head coach, Goodenbour was hired as head coach of the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros, replacing Van Girard, the winningest women's basketball head coach in the program's history. With her hire, Goodenbour became the fourth head coach in CSUDH women's basketball history.[5] [6]


Goodenbour is married to Pat Fuscaldo, head men's basketball coach at Sonoma State University.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Molly Goodenbour". UC Irvine. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Goodenbour keys Stanford to second championship". The Vindicator. April 6, 1992. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Twelvth [sic] Pan American Games -- 1995". USA Basketball. Retrieved 16 Oct 2013. 
  4. ^ Peñaloza, David Carrillo (August 4, 2008). "UCI has new Molly". The Daily Pilot. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ Miranda, Mel (June 7, 2012). "CS Dominguez Hills Names Molly Goodenbour Women's Basketball Head Coach". Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Molly Goodenbour".