A source inside the University of Southern California confirmed this morning that all three women’s basketball assistant coaches were no longer with the program. Laura Beeman and Mary Wooley left on their own to take coaching jobs at the University of Hawaii. The source would not elaborate on the departure of the third assistant, Michael Cooper II, but said that there were “a number of people at USC who really care about the program and who are making sure that the right things are done.”
Michael Cooper is still the head women’s basketball coach.
Apparently, disgruntled feelings about the program surfaced within staff ranks a long time ago, according to the source.
“There’s no reason that a team with (up to) nine All-Americans should fail to make the playoffs year after year,” said the source.