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Molly Goodenbour, a two-time national champion at Stanford who has 12 years of head coaching experience on the collegiate level, was named head women’s basketball coach at the University of San Francisco on Sept. 28, 2016.
She finished her first year on the Hilltop in 2016-17 with an 18-13 overall record that included an 11-7 mark in West Coast Conference play, good for a fourth-place finish, the Dons’ highest since the 2002-03 season. In the process, Goodenbour became the first USF head coach since Sue Rojcewicz in 1982-83 to post a winning record in her first year at the helm and compiled the second-best record by a first-year coach in program history. In addition, USF’s 11 WCC wins under Goodenbour were the most since the 1996-97 campaign.
Under Goodenbour, the Dons led the conference in free throw percentage at 77.8 percent, which stands as the best single-season percentage in program history. Goodenbour’s team also led the WCC in three-point field goal percentage (34.6) in 2016-17. Their 217 three-pointers made were the most in program history, including a program-best 15 threes in a win over Portland on Feb. 18.
Janell Jones, who held head coaching positions at five institutions, was named USF’s associate head women’s basketball coach on Oct. 24, 2016.
Jones arrives on the Hilltop from Cal State Dominguez Hills, where she served as new USF women’s coach Molly Goodenbour’s top assistant for 2015-16 season when the Toros earned a share of the California Collegiate Athletic Association’s regular season championship. She was named the Toros head coach on July 29 after Goodenbour accepted the head coaching position at Cal State-East Bay.
She also held head coaching positions at Cal State-Los Angeles, Mercer, UC San Diego and Oklahoma City. Her career head coaching record stands at 333-133 (.715).
Natasha Smith, a standout player at Cal State-Chico and former assistant coach at three institutions, was named assistant women’s basketball coach at USF in November of 2016. She is in her second year of coaching for USF.
Before joining Coach Goodenbour’s staff on the Hilltop, Smith was the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Southern Oregon University where she helped the Raiders to a 33-2 record and an appearance in the NAIA Division II championship game. Southern Oregon won the Cascade Conference regular season and tournament championships and were the second-highest scoring team in NAIA Division II with an 86.2 point per game scoring mark. Smith worked closely with first team All-America Ashley Claussen and honorable mention All-America Carly Meister and headed up the Raiders’ defense which ranked No. 2 in the country in steals, sixth in rebounding and 18th in blocked shots. She also directed the academic supervision of the team which produced eight players who earned academic all-conference honors.
Prior to her appointment at Southern Oregon, Smith served as an assistant on Goodenbour’s staff at Cal State-Dominguez Hills for two seasons (2013-15). She helped the Toros compile a 46-17 record in her two seasons on the Carson campus, which included the 2015 CCAA regular season and conference tournament championships along with berths into the 2014 and ’15 NCAA Division II Championship tournament.
Director of Operations
Williams comes to the Dons after spending nine seasons with the Nevada women’s basketball program, four of which were spent as an associate head coach. The Iowa native has 17 years of Division I coaching experience, 21 overall years.
Prior to Nevada, she spent three seasons, 2005-08, as an assistant coach at UC Santa Barbara. During her time with the Gauchos, she assisted with guard and post player development and defense, served as the co-recruiting coordinator and oversaw UCSB’s academic development. The Gauchos won their 13th Big West Conference Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2007-08 during William’s time.
Williams served as an assistant coach at Cal-Berkeley from 2000-05. While with the Bears, she recruited the sixth-ranked recruiting class in the nation in 2005 as rated by the Blue Star Index. She was the academic coordinator, strength and conditioning liaison, film exchange director and director of team camps.
Arthur Moreira is in his second season working under head coach Molly Goodenbour. However, this season Moreira will have the new title of assistant coach.
Moreira spent last season as the director of basketball operations. In that role, he was in charge of day-to-day operations for the University of San Francisco women’s basketball program.
He comes to USF after five years as a student assistant for the men’s basketball program at Sonoma State University, where he helped the coaching staff with all aspects of the program, including day-to-day operations, coaching and academic supervising of the Student Athletes.