Cynthia Cooper-Dyke’s Women of Troy have seven new faces in the mix to combine with five returners; Exhibition game set for Sunday (Nov. 8) at 2 p.m.
Women of Troy kick off the season with an exhibition game on Sunday at 2 p.m. against Concordia.
Women of Troy have 17 televised games set for the regular season.
The Women of Troy have an exciting nonconference slate ahead for 2014.
Arizona's #Chillin4Charity challenge earned a chilly bath for Courtney Jaco, Beth Burns and Jualeah Woods.
Jualeah Woods is a 1994 graduate of USC, having won the 1994 Pac-10 Championship as Trojan alongside USC greats Lisa Leslie and Tina Thompson. Now entering her third season as an assistant coach at USC, Woods served as interim head coach at San Diego State after having spent the previous two seasons as associate head coach and the six previous years as an assistant coach to Beth Burns.
"Jualeah is just a great person," USC head coach Cynthia Cooper said. "She's been at San Diego State for years. I love her personality and her ability to recruit, especially on the West Coast. She's a really strong recruiter and I really feel like she'll help make this staff great."
While with the Aztecs, Woods served as recruiting coordinator, helping to secure San Diego State talent that has won two Mountain West Conference regular-season and tournament titles and also made three NCAA appearances. In 2010, the Aztecs reached the Sweet Sixteen. Some of Woods' top student-athletes at San Diego State were four-time all-MWC center Paris Johnson and 2010 MWC Newcomer of the Year Jessika Bradley.
Prior to her eight seasons at San Diego State, Woods served as an assistant coach at Oregon State for five years. Recruiting coordinator at OSU for her last three seasons in Corvallis, Woods helped the Beavers to four straight WNIT appearances, including a run to the WNIT quarterfinals in 2004.
A Berkeley native, Woods' first collegiate coaching job was as an assistant coach at California for two seasons (1998-2000) after beginning her coaching career at Santa Monica High School as an assistant and later as head coach from 1994-97.
Woods earned her bachelor's degree in public administration from USC in 1994. She was a four-year starter and a two-time team captain at Troy, helping lead the Trojans to four NCAA appearances, including runs to the Sweet Sixteen in 1992 and to the Elite Eight in 1993 and 1994.