The basketball legend talked about her career, her alma mater, her books, etc. Hoopfeed.com
Published on June 4, 2020
Through Cheryl Coward
Photo courtesy of Adrienne Goodson
Loyal fans who have been following women’s basketball since the WNBA was founded are familiar with the name Adrienne Goodson. She has always been a fan favorite in college and professional arenas. The well-known “Goody” is still a coach, mentor and inspiring speaker in the game.
When she came from New Jersey and became a national high school student at Bayonne High School, she left her mark on the national territory, under the leadership of coach Marianne Stanley, in Old Dominion University stands out. She helped the team win the 1985 national championship, defeated Georgia and completed the 31-3 season.
After Brazil and the U.S. national team played, Goodson became a member of the first season of the retired U.S. basketball league in 1996, and became an All-Star for several consecutive seasons. She started her WNBA career, playing for Starzz in Utah, and was selected as an All-Star in 2002. She also spent time as a college coach, working as an assistant in the famous coach Wendy Larry’s ODU.
Last year, she recorded some of her early life and career through a short e-book, Raising the level of competition: from athletes to the corporate world. In addition, she teaches public speaking at Barringer High School in Newark, New Jersey. She is also an assistant coach for the boy’s college basketball team.
Currently, Goodson is in New Jersey with her parents, mother and stepfather, taking care of them during the coronavirus pandemic. She spent some time taking care of her family and sports habits, and discussed with Hoopfeed the life history so far, the situation of women’s basketball and so on. This is part of her extensive dialogue with us.
She took care of her parents during the coronavirus pandemic and received a negative result of the COVID-10 test after she became ill due to allergies.
“I went to the test and thank God, it’s back. I just don’t want to play with it because I am with others, you know, I’m exposed. Of course I don’t want my parents to be affected because they are 70 years old And poor health at the age of 75. During this time, my biggest concern was to make sure they got COVID-19 for free, because it was not good for them….It would be great to have the opportunity to become their strength.”
Her activities during the shelter
“I spend a lot of time on self-work, doing things that I couldn’t do before, because my working hours are from nine to five.”
“I always wanted to be a podcast, and now that I know that video is so powerful, I have been able to merge it. The whole idea, the whole concept comes from the type I used to be a player and the things I encountered as a player. .. I hope that the podcast talks about things people haven’t talked about, those players who haven’t got the development they deserve, and exposure from the perspective of players….I want to give you an insider look at the ideas of many current players, especially those in The former players there, what they are doing, where are they now, what are they doing.”
About making podcasts
“I do everything from production to editing.”
The podcast team also includes former WNBA players Tamecka Dixon (also a New Jersey native) and Penny Toler.
In terms of podcasting goals, the WNBA and players who support retirement.
People need to know who we are. We are a bridge to the chasm. “
“It takes former players to join the league, act as a mentor and work in most front office, and the WNBA has reached the point of standing on two feet so that we can come back to find a job at such a time.”
Play the role of the NBA Players Association plan in your career and make faces for the pioneers of the game on the female side
“Those programs are the ones that drive me… allowing me to hone my leadership and coaching skills. But being able to go back to the WNBA and go through these plans and get jobs from them, instead of always knocking on the door of the NBA and letting They welcome us, it will be good. We have a long way to go. I hope to continue to develop, basketball, women’s basketball, men’s basketball. It’s just a period of basketball games. I like it. You know I don’t like it Men’s or women’s basketball. I’m a basketball player, so I try not to split myself like that, as people tend to try to make us do it. Being able to develop games is really important to me, so most of my platforms are Shout out the former players and give them a face. These kids need to know, they don’t.”
Vid Buggs Jr. founded a publishing company with the motivation to write a book inspired by his mentor
“He used to play football at Old Dominion University, and I ended up coaching him for 20 years. And, you know he became a publisher. So he joked from time to time: “Tian You must let me write a book, you must let me write a book. “I never really had time to sit down.
“This is an inspiring book. For people, it is just to let them know that it is difficult to be a woman. From now on, it is definitely difficult, just a black period. And we don’t even Talking about being black, so you know we have to overcome these difficulties. They are not gone. It is learning how to browse all the content and understand that you do have power, you are a child of God.”
“I’m talking about my mother. I’m talking about seeing that she has to support my struggles. My father left before I got out of the womb. How does that define me and how does it affect me as a person observing her life’s struggles. [I] It’s really hard to talk about the man who married her and decided to take care of someone else’s child. This is not easy for men who marry women and children. “
“I talked about it, my uncle is my inspiration, my uncle is Uncle Skip, teach me how to play basketball and meet me there [on the court]. “
Her uncle went on a cemetery shift, and after the shift will meet her on the court in Bayonne.
“You were born in this world, things are piled up, but God puts those who help you navigate and help you reach the place he wants in your life. He wants you to reach and eventually reach the goal you want, But you must follow the crumbs, and you must stay focused.”
How Nikki McCray-Penson changed culture after the show’s downturn at the Old Dominion women’s basketball game
“It’s very difficult for her to elevate the program to another level…. She encountered many obstacles, saw herself enter and make a difference and changed the culture, which is basically where she was when she was there Yes. Her coaches are not that many. This is about letting those children understand the importance of dedication, commitment, and hard work. And, when you have to perform these types of things, you won’t be able to really rely on their skills because You are working on their life skills, not on their basketball skills.”
Her expectations for new ODU head coach DeLisha Milton-Jones
Good luck to her. I know she will become someone who really wants to put a lot of effort into the plan. When I played with Spark, I had to guard her. I know her personal situation. I know she is a player. Don’t miss to explain her experience of working hard for not being a good person. She will ask you to work as hard as Marianne Stanley and Wendy Larry. I hope she has a group of children there, they understand this, and their parents understand this, and they are willing to work hard and respond to the challenges they must face to bring the plan back to reality. It must be. And I think they can do it, but it will require you to put a lot of effort, especially in management.
Part 2: Playing on Old Dominion, the ins and outs of his career and taking over current affairs. Come this weekend!