San Francisco names Goodenbour head coach to replace Azzi

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Former Stanford star Molly Goodenbour is the new women's basketball coach at San Francisco, where Jennifer Azzi abruptly stepped down this month to pursue other opportunities.

Goodenbour's hiring was announced Wednesday by the school with practices set to begin in the coming week. She returns for a third stint at the West Coast Conference school after serving as a Dons assistant coach in 1994-95 and 2005-06.

A two-time NCAA champion at Stanford under Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer, Goodenbour had just taken over the Cal State-East Bay program this past June. She has 12 years of college head coaching experience, having worked at Santa Rosa Junior College, Cal State-Chico, UC Irvine and Cal-State Dominguez Hills. She has a 222-142 record.

Azzi resigned Sept. 15 after six seasons at USF and the program's first NCAA Tournament berth since 1997. The Dons (21-12) won the WCC.

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