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Molly Binetti

Molly Binetti

Sports performance coach Molly Binetti brought her athlete-centered coaching philosophy to South Carolina in June 2018, and the Gamecocks immediately responded to her focus on a holistic development of mind, body and spirit.

“Molly’s passion for women’s basketball was clear right off the bat, and that’s the kind of energy we like in our program,” South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley said. “Her experience with basketball and other sports gives her great perspective, and her research background shows her commitment to her craft.”

In her three seasons on the staff, Binetti’s ability to connect with student-athletes and develop creative and competitive workouts has kept the Gamecocks engaged and on the court throughout the season. South Carolina enjoyed tremendous success in her tenure, especially in the postseason, collecting two SEC Tournament championships and advancing to the 2021 NCAA Final Four following a 2019 NCAA Sweet 16 run.

Binetti joined the Gamecock staff after four seasons at Louisville working with volleyball, softball and women’s tennis. She spent the first three of those seasons as the secondary sports performance coach for women’s basketball as well. At Louisville, she focused on power development and applied sport technologies, a trend she continues at South Carolina. Prior to her tenure at Louisville, Binetti served as the sports performance coach for Purdue’s women’s tennis, men’s and women’s diving and cheerleading teams (2013-14).

The Eau Claire, Wis., native has her Strength and Conditioning Coach certification from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association and is listed as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She has contributed to two articles published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, both focused on the performance of elite women’s basketball athletes.

After earning her bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from Marquette in 2012, Binetti completed her master’s in kinesiology and exercise science at Minnesota in 2013.