Southern California hires Lindsay Gottlieb as coach

5/10/2021 2:20:00 PM EST

Southern California hired Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach Lindsay Gottlieb on Monday to lead the women's basketball program.

Gottlieb, 43, returns to the Pac-12 after two seasons in the NBA. Her contract with the Trojans is for six years, according to ESPN.



She previously coached at UC Santa Barbara (2008-11) and Cal (2011-19) before becoming the first female head coach from a Power Five conference to make the leap to the NBA in June 2019.

Gottlieb's collegiate coaching record is 235-128, including a 179-89 record with the Golden Bears (86-58 Pac-12). Her teams made eight NCAA Tournament appearances, including a Final Four run at Cal in 2012-13.

Gottlieb was named the Big West Coach of the Year in 2008-09 and the Pac-12 Coach of the Year in 2012-13.

--Field Level Media

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