Lindsay Gottlieb (SHS 1995) is empowering women through basketball

Lindsay Gottlieb is not like most coaches.

Sure, you’ll find her marshaling the sidelines of Galen Center on most weekends. Her dirty blonde hair will be bundled up in a tight ponytail as she calls out assignments and plays. There won’t be a quarter in which Gottlieb isn’t turning to her bench to talk to her coaching staff and players, regardless of how the game is going.

On the court, Gottlieb is intense and demanding.

She is the head coach of the University of Southern California’s women’s basketball team and she strives for success. That’s how she has operated her entire career.

But off of the hardwood, Gottlieb’s responsibilities go far beyond drawing up a successful pick-and-roll.

“My role with this group and with college basketball in general is absolutely to impact the young women I coach in greater ways than just Xs and Os,” Gottlieb said in a recent phone interview with Annenberg Media.

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