Saturday, June 25, 2011

Adrienne Goodson returns to ODU as assistant

ODU Hall of Famer and ex-WNBA all-star Adrienne Goodson will return to the Lady Monarchs as an assistant, the school announced Saturday. Goodson joins Amaka "Mox" Agugua, who was hired last Monday, on Karen Barefoot's new staff. It will be Goodson's second stint as an ODU assistant as she also served on Wendy Larry's staff in 2004-05.

"I am ecstatic to welcome Adrienne Goodson back to the Lady Monarch program," said Lady Monarchs coach Karen Barefoot said. "She brings dedication, experience, a tremendous work ethic, but most importantly a passion for ODU. Her experience and depth of knowledge on the national level as a professional athlete, coach, trainer, and player at ODU is incredibly impressive. She is a perfect match for our staff as knows what it takes to become a winner."

The school's release also includes the following testimonials:

"Adrienne is one of the greatest Lady Monarchs to put on the uniform and will be a great addition to Karen's staff."
- Anne Donovan, Head Coach Seton Hall, Former Lady Monarch (1979-83) 

"Adrienne was player that had tremendous passion for the game. I loved her intensity and heart. I know she will coach with that same determination and attitude."
-Ticha Penicheiro, WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks, former Lady Monarch (1994-98)

"To have a member of the alumni come back and coach means a lot to Old Dominion. She's a familiar face that many can connect with. She understands the game and knows what it takes to win."
-Pam Huntley, Former Lady Monarch (1990-93) 

"Adrienne always pushed us in workouts and was a constant source of motivation. Players look up to those coaches who have that professional experience and she's done that having played in the WNBA. She's talked the talk and walked the walk."
-Megan Pym, Former Lady Monarch (2004-08)

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