USC’s Lindsay Gottlieb named Naismith Coach of the Year semifinalist

Lindsay Gottlieb is listed among 10 other semifinalists for the Werner Ladder Naismith Coach of the Year Award. She has the USC women’s basketball team ranked No. 3 in the nation.

In her third season at USC, Gottlieb has guided her Women of Troy to their highest national ranking since 1986, coming off USC’s run to the Pac-12 Tournament championship, won over Stanford a week ago.

Gottlieb, who is no stranger to being a top coach in the Pac-12 Conference, previously coached the Cal Bears women’s team to seven NCAA tournaments, including a Final Four appearance in 2013. She has established a track record of consistent success in one of college basketball’s toughest and deepest conferences. She led USC to the Women’s NCAA Tournament last season in just her second year with the Women of Troy. She now has the program poised to make a deep run in this year’s edition of March Madness.

Gottlieb is 59-31 overall with a 29-24 conference record overall at USC in her third year at the school.

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