Gail Goestenkors

Women's College Basketball Analyst

Gail Goestenkors — seven-time ACC Coach of the Year at Duke and more recently led Texas — joined ESPN in 2014, primarily as an analyst for women’s college basketball games on SEC Network.

The long-time coach is currently the assistant coach of the Indiana Fever, working with ESPN analyst and head coach Stephanie White, after spending the 2014 WNBA season as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Sparks.

Goestenkors is one of the most winningest coaches in women’s college basketball, compiling a 498-163 head coaching record. She was the head coach of the University of Texas Longhorns from 2007-12. Prior to that, she was the Duke University head coach from 1992-2007, where she led the Blue Devils to three undefeated ACC regular seasons, five ACC Tournament Championships and eight ACC regular-season titles. Duke made the Sweet Sixteen during her final 10 seasons as head coach, while also making seven Elite Eight appearances, four Final Fours and two NCAA Championship title games. Goestenkors was an assistant coach at Purdue and Iowa State before her head coaching career began. She also was an assistant coach for the USA women’s basketball team and helped lead the team to gold medals at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games.

Goestenkors graduated in 1985 from Saginaw Valley State University, where she played point guard for four years.

The Waterford, Mich., native has an NCAA record for seven consecutive 30-win seasons and her coaching success has led to plenty of awards, including AP National Coach of the Year (2007), Naismith National Coach of the Year (2003) and USA Basketball National Coach of the Year (2006). Most recently, Goestenkors was inducted as part of the 2015 class into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

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