BERKELEY – Katy Steding, who has served on the California coaching staff for the last two seasons, has accepted the head coaching job of the Boston University women’s basketball program.
Steding will become the seventh coach of the Terriers and takes over for Kelly Greenberg who resigned after 10 seasons in Boston.
“Katy is one of the tremendous people in the coaching profession, and Boston University has made a terrific choice in selecting her to lead their Women's Basketball program,” California head coach Lindsay Gottlieb said. “Just as our Cal players have, the young women at BU will benefit from her knowledge, experience, positive demeanor and leadership. We are proud of the contributions she made here in Berkeley, and she will remain a part of the Cal family, as those bonds never go away. We are proud of Katy and my staff and I, as well as our players, will be rooting for the Terriers.”
Steding, a 1990 NCAA National Champion and an Olympic gold medalist with Team USA in 1996 in Atlanta, recently completed her second season in Berkeley since joining the Golden Bears in May of 2012. During her time at Cal, the Bears posted a combined 54-14 record (.794) and advanced to the NCAA Tournament both years. In 2012-13, Cal set a school record for wins in a season (32-4), won the first Pac-12 title in program history and advanced to the NCAA Final Four.
At Cal, Steding worked primarily with the team’s post players where she aided in the development of All-American Gennifer Brandon, who two months ago became the second round pick of the WNBA’s Chicago Sky and finished her career as California’s all-time leading rebounder.
Steding came to Cal from right across the bay, having spent two seasons serving as the associate head coach of the San Francisco Dons from 2010-12. Prior to her two year stint at USF, Steding had a decade-long coaching career that included being a head coach at NAIA Warner Pacific College (2001-08), an assistant with the WNBA Atlanta Dream (2008), and an assistant coach at Columbia University.
As the head women's basketball coach at Warner Pacific College in her native Oregon, Steding recorded two 20-plus win seasons, leading the Knights to the NAIA Division II National Tournaments in 2004 and 2006. In 2005-06, the Knights won their first ever Cascade Collegiate Conference title with a 22-9 record, as Steding was named CCC Coach of the Year.
The Tualatin, Oregon, native graduated from Stanford in 1990 with a degree in Psychology and was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.