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SEATTLE — Washington women’s basketball is adding a rising star to the Huskies bench, as Aleah Goodman has been named Assistant Coach for the program, head coach Tina Langley announced today. 

Goodman is coming to Washington from Oregon State, where she served last season as an Assistant Coach for the Beavers, helping lead the program to one of their best seasons in history. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Aleah to the University of Washington,” Langley said. “As a program, we want to surround ourselves with mission-minded and values-based leaders, and Aleah has demonstrated those characteristics consistently throughout her impressive career. Throughout her time as a player and as a coach, it has been evident that she intentionally pursues excellence both on and off the court in a way that influences and elevates everyone around her. We are confident Aleah will make an immediate positive impact on our program.”

Goodman helped lead Oregon State to the Elite Eight in the 2024 NCAA Tournament, their first Elite Eight appearance since 2018 when she played for the Beavers. As an assistant coach on staff, she saw the team finish last season ranked No. 8 in the AP poll with a 27-8 overall record.

“I am excited to join Coach Langley and the University of Washington Women’s Basketball program,” Goodman said. “Coach Langley is an outstanding mentor and I’m grateful for the opportunity to learn from her as I continue my career. During conversations with Coach Langley, it quickly became clear that her mission and standard for the program is something that I align with. I look forward to meeting Husky Nation, and can’t wait to get to work.”

Prior to joining Oregon State, Goodman served as the Director of Recruiting and Player Development at Duke, where she worked closely with both current and potential student-athletes. On the court, Goodman was responsible for scouting opponents and personnel, helping the Blue Devils to a 26-7 overall mark and a second-place regular season finish within the ACC. Duke earned a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament with Goodman on staff.

On the court, Goodman was a four-year letterwinner and standout at Oregon State. As a senior, she was named WBCA All-America Honorable Mention. She received All-Pac-12 recognition each year, including back-to-back Defensive Team Honorable Mention during her senior and junior year campaigns, and was the conference’s first-ever Sixth Player of the Year as a sophomore. Oregon State was set to reach the NCAA Tournament all four years Goodman played for the Beavers, missing just 2020 due to COVID cancellations. Following her senior season, Goodman was drafted 30th overall by the Connecticut Sun in the 2021 WNBA Draft.

A native of Milwaukie, Ore. where her parents Kevin and Kari Goodman still reside, she also has three sisters, Anna Stephens, Kylie George, and Tori Almonte, and a brother, Jordan Goodman.

 

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