Adrienne “Goody” Goodson’s basketball journey began at the age of seven in Bayonne, New Jersey on 20th street. Adrienne's childhood was filled with possibilities, brokenness, tragedy, and a mother’s love that propelled her to do better. Goody’s journey has led her to play basketball at Old Dominion University; professional basketball overseas; in the American Basketball League, and the WNBA. Adrienne’s has shaped herself into a sharp charismatic businesswoman through a mixture of ideas created from her life’s journey.
Adrienne Goodson’s book, Elevate Your Game is a short story that gives awareness and healthy perspective of what it takes to make it as a pro athlete in the league, its environment, and what needs to change. Elevate Your Game is about a life experience in the sport of basketball that can be used as a guide, specifically designed to help you in your quest for success. In this book, the reader will find a mixture of challenges an athlete goes through combined with valuable information that transcends across generations. It is an intriguing strategy that can be used to help the reader grow within their challenges, despite what they may be.
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About the Author
Adrienne Goodson grew up in Bayonne and Jersey City, NJ. She was a player on ODU’s 1985 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship team. Adrienne enjoyed a long pro career in the American Basketball League (ABL) and WNBA. Also, she served as assistant coach and administrator for the Lady Monarchs of Old Dominion University. The past three years, Adrienne has been a part of several NBA player development programs for former players who are interested in coaching or administrative roles. She recently received her master's degree from Purdue Global University in Leadership Management (concentration IT in a business environment). Her immediate goal is a role in the NBA as Coordinator of Player Development and Team Services.