Michele Woods-Baxter

Associate Head Women’s Basketball Coach
University of South Florida


2008 – Present: Associate Head Coach (18-Pres)/Associate Coach (13-18), University of South Florida

2005 – 2008: Head Coach, Monmouth University

2000 – 2004: Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, Monmouth University

1998 – 2000: Associate Head Coach, Tallahassee Community College


1987: St. John Fisher College, Bachelors, Communications


Hometown: Oxford, MI

Family: Jim (Husband)

Career Highlights

Career Division I Record as a Head Coach
51-51 (.500)

Winning (.500 or Better) Seasons (3)
2006-07, 2005-06, 2004-05

Selected to participate in the 2019 WBCA/Women Leaders in College Sports NEXT UP program

Has helped lead South Florida to a 303-158 (.657) overall record, nine 22+ win seasons, two AAC Regular Season Championships, one AAC Tournament Championship, and 13 post-season berths (eight NCAA Tournament berths), as well as the 2008-09 WNIT Championship

In 2020-21, assisted USF to the first conference regular season & tournament championships (AAC) in program history

USF’s scoring defense finished nationally ranked 12th in 2021-22, 16th in 2020-21, and 15th in 2018-19, as well as 1st in the AAC in 2022-23

Has helped USF sign three recruiting classes that ranked in the top-50 nationally

As USF’s Associate Head Coach, has recruited and coached 40 all-conference team selections, as well two Scholar-Athletes of the Year, two Players of the Year, four Freshman/Newcomers of the Year, and four WNBA draft picks

From 2005 to 2008, led Monmouth to a 51-51 (.500) overall and 36-29 (.554) NEC record (three winning overall and conference seasons), including the program’s most single-season wins (t-18) in 19 seasons in 2006-07

In 2004-05, guided Monmouth to the most NEC wins (13) in program history

As Monmouth’s Head Coach, recruited and coached four NEC All-Conference Team selections, as well as two of the top eight leading scorers in program history

Head Coach Record