Julie Goodenough Resigns As Cowgirls Coach

STILLWATER, Okla. (http://www.okstate.com) — Oklahoma State University Athletics Director Harry Birdwell announced today that Julie Goodenough has resigned as head women's basketball coach. Goodenough said the decision was a mutual one and reached after discussion Monday morning with the athletic director.

"I want to emphatically thank the players and coaches who have given so much over the past three years. I also want to thank those who have been so supportive as we've tried to build this program. I am proud of many of the things we've accomplished but, I feel this decision is one that is in the best interest of both the Cowgirl basketball program and my family," she said.

"There is no one I have a higher personal regard for than Coach Goodenough," Birdwell said. "She is a wonderful role model with extraordinary values and a marvelous person. We are grateful for her service to this program over the past three years.  I wish Julie and her family much success."

Oklahoma State finished the 2004-05 season in Kansas City last week after losing to Nebraska in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament. The Cowgirls ended the season with an overall record of 7-20.

Birdwell said he would immediately begin a national search for a new head coach. "We will work as quickly as possible to fill this position," he said.

Goodenough came to OSU three years ago after a successful tenure at Hardin-Simmons in Abilene, Texas. Her first Oklahoma State squad finished 8-21 and was followed by an 8-20 finish in 2003-04. OSU's 7-20 finish this season gave her a three year record of 23-61.

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