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List of famous female basketball coachs, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female basketball coachs list contains the most prominent and top females known for being basketball coachs. There are thousand of females working as basketball coachs in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic basketball coachs have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a basketball coach then the people below should give you inspiration.

Examples of people on this list include Kim Mulkey and Lisa Bluder.

While this isn't a list of all female basketball coachs, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female basketball coachs?" and "Who are the best female basketball coachs?"
Dawn Staley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Basketball Coaches
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Dawn Michelle Staley is an American basketball hall of fame player and coach. Staley is a three-time Olympian and was elected to carry the United States flag at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympics. After winning the gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics, she went to play professionally ...more

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Age: 45

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Coach

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#18 on The Top WNBA Players of All Time

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Kay Yow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Basketball Coaches
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Sandra Kay Yow was an American basketball coach. She was the head coach of the NC State Wolfpack women's basketball team from 1975 to 2009. A member of the Naismith Hall of Fame, she had more than 700 career wins. She also coached the U.S. women's basketball team to an Olympic gold medal in 1988 ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1942-2009)

Birthplace: Gibsonville, North Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Basketball Coach, Coach

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Cindy Lee Blodgett is a former collegiate and professional basketball player. She was also the head coach at University of Maine from 2007 to 2011. Cindy attended Lawrence High School in Fairfield, where she was an all-star basketball player. She led the Bulldogs to a four-year career record of ...more

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Age: 40

Birthplace: Clinton, Maine, United States of America

Profession: Basketball Coach, Coach

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Tara VanDerveer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Basketball Coaches
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Tara VanDerveer has been the Stanford University women's basketball coach since 1985. She led the Stanford Cardinal to two NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championships: in 1990 and 1992. She stepped away from the Stanford program for a year to serve as the U.S. national team head coach at the ...more

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Age: 62

Birthplace: Melrose, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Coach, Athlete

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C. Vivian Stringer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Basketball Coaches
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Charlaine Vivian Stringer is a prominent African-American basketball coach, with one of the best records in the history of women's basketball. She is currently the head coach of the Rutgers University women's basketball team. Stringer holds the distinction of being the first coach in NCAA history to ...more

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Age: 67

Birthplace: USA, Pennsylvania

Profession: Basketball Coach, Coach

Credits: Coach

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Gail Goestenkors is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Basketball Coaches
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Gail Ann Goestenkors, is an assistant coach for the Indiana Fever. Previously, she was an assistant coach of the Los Angeles Sparks and the women's basketball head coach for The University of Texas, having accepted the position on April 3, 2007, replacing the legendary Jody Conradt. Goestenkors ...more

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Waterford Township, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Basketball Coach, Coach

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Shea Ralph is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Basketball Coaches
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Shea Sydney Ralph is a former collegiate basketball player and current assistant coach for the University of Connecticut Huskies women's basketball team. Ralph was proficient in multiple sports, set state high school records in basketball, and earned multiple national player of the year awards in ...more

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Age: 37

Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Basketball Coach, Basketball player

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Joanne Palombo-McCallie is the head coach of the Duke University women's basketball team. McCallie is known as "Coach P" because of her maiden name, Palombo. McCallie became the first Division I head coach to win a conference title in four different leagues, and also the first Division I coach to be ...more

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Age: 49

Birthplace: Monterey, California, United States of America

Profession: Basketball Coach, Coach

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