Sources: Cynthia Cooper-Dyke and Courtney Banghart are finalists for USC job

Cynthia Cooper-Dyke is considered a front-runner for the vacant head coaching position at USC - Photo by USA Today Sports.

Sources have informed Swish Appeal that Cynthia Cooper-Dyke and Courtney Banghart are finalists for the vacant USC women's basketball head coaching position.

Per sources, Cynthia Cooper-Dyke (Texas Southern) and Courtney Banghart (Princeton) are the frontrunners for the USC job. As one source stated it’s, "a dead heat" between them.

With the Trojans having just filled their men’s position with Andy Enfield on April 1st, a decision for the women’s head coach is coming soon. For awhile, it was thought that Cooper-Dyke and former Texas head coach, Gail Goestenkors were the favorites. But as was reported earlier, Goestenkors is finalizing a deal with Ohio State to become their head coach.

Both coaches have things working in their favor. Cooper-Dyke is a former Trojan and one of the greatest women’s basketball players of all-time. She’s had coaching success at UNC-Wilmington and most recently Texas Southern -- she won the regular season SWAC championship in her first year.

Banghart has done wonders at Princeton, she has led the Tigers to unprecedented success along with dominating the Ivy League: 4 Ivy League championships, 4 NCAA tournament appearances and an overall record of 117-57 (67%).

For more updates on this coaching search, stay tuned to our USC coaching search storystream (using the menu to the right).

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