Trisha Stafford-Odom, a standout player at the University of California who went on to play professionally in the WNBA and overseas, joined the Bruin staff in July of 2005 after spending the previous three seasons as the head coach at Westchester High School.
Stafford-Odom, a Los Angeles native, is one of the all-time great players in the history of Cal basketball, ranking sixth on the all-time scoring list (1,530) and ninth on the all-time rebounding list (721) after her three-season career. She helped lead Cal into its first two NCAA Tournament appearances (1990 and 1992) and was selected to the school's 10-player All-Decade Team (1986-1996).
In 1991-92, she topped Cal and the Pac-10 in scoring (22.3 ppg) and also led the Golden Bears in rebounding (8.7). In the process, she posted one of only two 20-plus point scoring averages in school history. Her season total of 647 points was the third-most in school history. She was named an honorable mention All-American by Kodak and Basketball Times and a second-team selection by the Women's Basketball News Service for 1991-92. She earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors in '91-92 and '90-91. She is still listed in the school's top-10 career best lists in seven categories. In 1990, she was a member of the U.S. Junior National team and played in the 1990 U.S. Olympic Sports Festival and the 1993 World University Games.
Stafford-Odom played professionally in the WNBA in 2001 with the Houston Comets and in 2002 with the Miami Sol. She played in the ABL for San Jose and Long Beach and has also played professionally overseas in Italy, Spain, Israel, Brazil and Puerto Rico. She is married to DeWayne Odom, and they have two young sons, Amari and Trajen.