SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Happy birthday to Scarsdale’s Lindsay Gottlieb.
Gottlieb, who was born in Scarsdale, turns 37 on Thursday.
Gottlieb, a women's basketball coach, was born Oct. 2, 1977. Although most of her family members are lawyers and her father was a New York state judge, Gottlieb was passionate about sports from an early age.
In 2005, Joanne Boyle was hired as the head coach of the University of California, and she brought Gottlieb with her to Berkeley as her top assistant. On May 15, 2008, Gottlieb was named head coach of the University of California at Santa Barbara. Gottlieb's tenure at California has also been notable for her embrace of the Internet and social media as tools for reaching out to athletes, fans and the media. She has set an unequivocal goal of making the University of California women's basketball team one of the elite programs in the country.
Some of her awards and honors include Big West Coach of the Year, 2009; Pac12 Media Coach of the Year, 2013; and Finalist Naismith Women's Coach of the Year award, 2013.
Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.