April 18, 2011
Billi Godsey, Chantelle Anderson join women's basketball program
Assistant coaches named to staff

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech women’s basketball coach Dennis Wolff announced today the addition of Chantelle Anderson and Billi Godsey to the women’s basketball staff as assistant coaches.

“I am thrilled to add Billi Godsey and Chantelle Anderson to our staff,” said Wolff. “Their varied basketball experiences will serve our program well.”

Godsey has served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at UMBC since August 2008 after spending two seasons as an assistant at Molloy College in New York. The Retrievers were 20-12 last season, won the America East regular-season title and earned a berth in the WNIT.

“After speaking to many grass roots basketball people, Billi’s name kept coming up as a hard worker and rising star in the business which only added to the tremendous impression she made on me in the interview,” said Wolff.

Godsey helped guide Molloy to its first-ever East Coast Conference title and a berth in the NCAA Division II Tournament in 2008. The Lady Lions posted a 34-26 overall record in her two seasons on the bench.

Godsey also has an administrative background, as well, as she also served as associate director of athletics, senior women’s administrator and compliance officer at Molloy and previously was an associate commissioner for operations and senior women’s administrator for the East Coast Conference, where she worked for two years.

A native of Cheverly, Md., who attended Archbishop Carroll High School, Godsey was a four-year letterwinner at Hofstra, where she played in 79 games and made 28 starts from 1999-2003. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Hofstra in psychology in May 2003 and a master’s degree in psychology from Adelphi University in November 2005.

Anderson, a former NCAA Division I standout and player in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), has served for the past year as an assistant coach at Palm Beach Atlantic where her responsibilities included on-court coaching, practice sessions, recruiting, travel and camps.

Anderson played six seasons in the WNBA and overseas while suiting up for the Sacramento Monarchs, San Antonio Silverstars, and the Atlanta Dream after being chosen as the second overall selection by the Monarchs in the 2003 WNBA Draft. While overseas, she took the court in countries such as France, Russia, Hungary, Lebanon and Turkey.

Before embarking on her professional career, Anderson was a four-year standout and three-time All-American at Vanderbilt University where she built a collegiate career into the all-time leading scorer in Lady Commodores history by tallying over 2,600 points.

In 2009, Anderson became the youngest member of the Vanderbilt Hall of Fame as part of the inaugural class of inductees. Anderson had her jersey retired on Feb. 13, 2011, joining Wendy Scholtens as the only two women’s players to have their jerseys retired.

“After meeting Chantelle, I became totally convinced that all of her varied experiences and talent more than made up for her limited coaching background,” said Wolff. “Her enthusiasm and personality will enable her to connect immediately with our players and prospects.”

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