Molly Goodenbour

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Molly Goodenbour
Cal State East Bay Pioneers
Position Head coach
League CCAA
Personal information
Born (1972-02-08) February 8, 1972 (age 44)
Waterloo, Iowa
Nationality American
Career information
High school Waterloo West (Waterloo, Iowa)
College Stanford (1989–1993)
WNBA draft 2000 / Round: Expansion / Pick: 20th overall
Selected by the Portland Fire
Playing career 1995–2000
Position Guard
Coaching career 1994–present
Career history
As player:
1995–1996 Linkspring (Sweden)
1996–1997 Richmond Rage (ABL)
1997–1998 Portland Power (ABL)
1999–2000 Sacramento Monarchs
As coach:
1994–1995 San Francisco (asst.)
2002–2003 Santa Rosa JC (assoc. HC)
2003–2005 Santa Rosa JC
2005–2006 San Francisco (asst.)
2006–2008 Chico State
2008–2012 UC Irvine
2012–2016 Cal State Dominguez Hills
2016–2016 Cal State East Bay
2016–present San Francisco
Career highlights and awards

As head coach:

  • CCAA Tournament (2008, 2015)
  • 3× CCAA regular season (2008, 2015, 2016)
  • Bay Valley Coach of the Year (2005)
  • CCAA Coach of the Year (2008)

As player:

Molly Colleen Goodenbour (born February 8, 1972)[1] is a former college and professional basketball player and current head coach of the San Francisco Dons women's basketball team.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4] In the tournament, she set the record for most three-pointers made with 18.[3][4]

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.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Following her college career, Goodenbour played professional basketball for Linkspring Dambasket in Sweden in the 1995–96 season, 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.[3][6]

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.[3] 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.[3]

Goodenbour was hired to coach women's basketball at UC Irvine in 2008, where she remained for four years.[3][7]

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.[8] [9]

On June 8, 2016, Cal State East Bay hired Goodenbour as head women's basketball coach, after Suzy Barcomb moved up to Division I Seattle.[10][11]


Goodenbour is married to Pat Fuscaldo, head men's basketball coach at Sonoma State University.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Junior college[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Santa Rosa Bear Cubs (Bay Valley Conference) (2003–2005)
2003–04 Santa Rosa 24–6[12] 13–1 T–1st (Bay)[13] CCCAA Elite Eight
2004–05 Santa Rosa 25–5 14–0 1st (Bay)[14] CCCAA Regional
Total: 49–11

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Chico State Wildcats (California Collegiate Athletic Association) (2006–2008)
2006–07 Chico State 24–5 18–4 3rd[15] NCAA D-II Third Round[16]
2007–08 Chico State 28–6 17–3 1st[15] NCAA D-II Second Round[17]
Chico State: 52–11 35–7
UC Irvine Anteaters (Big West Conference) (2008–2012)
2008–09 UC Irvine 7–23 4–12 T–7th[18]
2009–10 UC Irvine 9–21 6–10 7th[19]
2010–11 UC Irvine 15–15 7–9 5th[20]
2011–12 UC Irvine 13–17 9–7 T–3rd[21]
UC Irvine: 44–76 26–38
Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros (California Collegiate Athletic Association) (2012–2016)
2012–13 Cal State Dominguez Hills 9–17 8–14 9th[15]
2013–14 Cal State Dominguez Hills 20–10 13–9 T–3rd[15]
2014–15 Cal State Dominguez Hills 26–7 19–3 T–1st[15] NCAA D-II First Round[22]
2015–16 Cal State Dominguez Hills 22–10 18–2 T–1st[23] NCAA D-II First Round[24]
Cal State Dominguez Hills: 77–44 58–28
Total: 173–131

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


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  2. ^ "Molly Goodenbour named USF women's basketball coach". Retrieved 2016-09-29. 
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  4. ^ a b "Goodenbour keys Stanford to second championship". The Vindicator. April 6, 1992. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Twelvth [sic] Pan American Games -- 1995". USA Basketball. June 10, 2010. Archived from the original on 29 September 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Molly Goodenbour - career highlights". WNBA. Archived from the original on October 3, 2000. 
  7. ^ Peñaloza, David Carrillo (August 4, 2008). "UCI has new Molly". The Daily Pilot. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  8. ^ Miranda, Mel (June 7, 2012). "CS Dominguez Hills Names Molly Goodenbour Women's Basketball Head Coach". Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Molly Goodenbour". Cal State Dominguez Hills Athletics. May 2015. 
  10. ^ Connolly, Steve (June 8, 2016). "Molly Goodenbour Named Head Women's Basketball Coach". Cal State East Bay. 
  11. ^ Connolly, Steve (April 18, 2016). "Barcomb Departs for Division I Ranks, Named Head Coach at Seattle U.". Cal State East Bay. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
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  19. ^ Big West Standings - 2009-10. ESPN. Accessed 2016-06-10.
  20. ^ Big West Standings - 2010-11. ESPN. Accessed 2016-06-10.
  21. ^ Big West Standings - 2011-12. ESPN. Accessed 2016-06-10.
  22. ^ 2014-15 Women's Basketball Schedule. Cal State Dominguez Hills. Accessed June 10, 2016.
  23. ^ 2015-16 Women's Basketball Standings. CCAA. Accessed 2016-06-10.
  24. ^ 2015-16 Women's Basketball Schedule. Cal State Dominguez Hills. Accessed June 10, 2016.