Women's Basketball

    Taja Edwards
    Taja  Edwards

    Assistant Coach

    3rd Season at USC


    2015-16 USC Women’s Basketball Season Outlook

    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.


    2014-15 USC Women's Basketball Season Outlook

    Women of Troy kick off the season with an exhibition game on Sunday at 2 p.m. against Concordia.


    2014-15 USC Women's Basketball Schedule Revealed

    Women of Troy have 17 televised games set for the regular season.


    USC Women's Nonconference Schedule Takes Shape

    The Women of Troy have an exciting nonconference slate ahead for 2014.


    USC Women's Basketball Adds Beth Burns and Taja Edwards To Coaching Staff

    Head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke has rounded out her staff for 2014-15.

    Taja Edwards enters her third season as an assistant coach at USC. A local product, she hails from Long Beach, Calif. She played collegiately at Fresno State, where she helped the Bulldogs win four Western Athletic Conference championships and made four trips to the NCAA Tournament.

    Vice President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in 2010, she finished her bachelor's degree in communications in 2011 at Fresno State.

    Edwards spent the 2013-14 season as an assistant coach at Cal State Fullerton. Prior to her coaching at Cal State Fullerton, she was the assistant coach at Ole Miss in the SEC in the 2012-13 season. Her duties as an assistant coach have included video coordinating, scouting opponents, guard and post positioning and active recruiting.

    "Taja is a bright, young coach who I really believe has a great future," head coach Cynthia Cooper said of Edwards. "She has NCAA Tournament experience as a player, so she knows what it takes to succeed as a student-athlete on the court and in the classroom."

    Edwards attended Long Beach Poly High School, where she was a McDonald's All-American candidate and won back-to-back state championships