Valerie Goodwin-Colbert is from Forgan, Okla. where her teams won state in basketball and track & field. After playing for the Flying Queens, Val played for the Dallas Diamonds in the Women’s Basketball League. Her coaching career at Stephen F. Austin State University, Oklahoma State University, Missouri State University, University of Oklahoma, and Southwestern College (California) lasted almost 30 years. She was on the National Board for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association for six years and led the California Coaches Association as President for 12 years. She says, “Coming full circle to give back to the Flying Queens is a dream come true”.