Jody Wynn is no stranger to USC basketball. The fifth-year Trojan women's assistant basketball coach was a four-year letterwinner at Troy (1993-96) and a former starting guard, playing under her maiden name of Jody Anton. Her familiarity with USC basketball is matched by a close relationship with head coach Mark Trakh, who was Wynn's high school coach leading into her Trojan playing career. Wynn teamed back up with Trakh at Pepperdine, serving as a Waves assistant coach for eight seasons (1997-2004) before moving over with Trakh to USC for 2004-05. Wynn now enters her 13th year as an assistant coach.
After back-to-back NCAA Second Round appearances in her first two seasons as an assistant at USC, Wynn has made seven trips to the NCAA Tournament -- three as a player, three times coaching at Pepperdine, and twice coaching at USC.
In Malibu, Wynn helped lead Pepperdine to six postseason appearances, including three bids to the NCAA Tournament. The Waves posted six 20-win seasons and captured four West Coast Conference championships.
Her first season in the coaching ranks at USC brought Wynn back to familiar territory as the Trojans tied for second in the Pac-10 and rolled into the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1997.
During Wynn's playing career at USC, the Trojans compiled a cumulative record of 79-35 (.693), won the 1994 Pac-10 Conference championship and made three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances from 1993-95. Wynn played for three head coaches while at USC, including Marianne Stanley (1993), Cheryl Miller (1994-95) and Fred Williams (1996).
Wynn enjoyed her best season as a junior in 1995, starting 27 games and averaging 8.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists a contest. Her former teammates included the WNBA's Adrain Williams, Tina Thompson and Lisa Leslie.
As a prep, Wynn played for Trakh at Brea (Calif.) Olinda High, helping the Ladycats win three California state championships (1989, 1991 and 1992) and earning CIF Southern Section Player of the Year accolades in 1991 and 1992. She was also named two-time USA Today All-American honorable mention (1991, 1992), 1992 Street & Smith All-American honorable mention, 1992 Los Angeles Times Player of the Year and two-time Orange County Register Player of the Year (1991, 1992).
Born on Feb. 21, 1974, in Brea, Wynn earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science from USC in 1996 and attained a master's in education from Pepperdine in 2000.
She married fellow assistant coach Derek Wynn on May 20, 2000. The couple have two daughters, Jada (4) and Kaeli (born October 2007). The family resides in Yorba Linda.