Goodenough, Julie Roewe

Jun 20, 2019

Julie Roewe Goodenough, a native of Haskell, played on a Western Texas College team that went to the National Junior College Athletic Association national basketball tournament. She then played at Texas-Arlington, becoming one of the first Big Country girls to receive a Division I basketball scholarship. She has won more than 425 games in 25 seasons as a college basketball coach. From 1993-2002, Goodenough was head coach at Hardin-Simmons, which transitioned from NAIA Division II to NCAA Division III in 1996. In nine seasons, Goodenough went 188-52 at HSU. Under Goodenough, Hardin–Simmons made the Division III national tournament four consecutive times from 1999-2002, including a trip to the Elite Eight in 2000. From 2002-2005, she served as the head women’s basketball coach at Oklahoma State. She then coached at Charleston Southern from 2006-12 before being hired at Abilene Christian in 2012. Her ACU teams won back-to-back Southland Conference titles in 2016 and 2017, and she is in the Hardin-Simmons Hall of Fame.