Dot Woodfin took over the reigns of the Houston women's basketball program in only its second year of existence in 1976 and posted a 175-104 (.627) record in nine seasons. The Cougars also tallied a 25-15 (.625) mark in Southwest Conference play in three seasons under Woodfin.
Woodfin's 175 victories rank second all-time at Houston, while the Cougars posted a winning record in all nine seasons and managed at least 16 wins each year.
The Fresno, Texas, native started at UH as a part-time coach during the 1975-76 season and began in a full-time capacity the following year.
Woodfin made an immediate impact on the program as the Cougars earned a 23-10 record in 1976-77 and followed up with a 26-15 mark and a trip to the Southwest AIAW Regional Tournament during the 1978-79 campaign.
The Cougars returned to 20 wins in Woodfin's final season in 1984-85, posting a 22-8 record and an 11-5 mark in SWC play, which was good enough for third place.
The Cougars were especially tough at home under Woodfin, recording an 87-36 (.707) mark inside the friendly confines of Hofheinz Pavilion.
Before coming to Houston, Woodfin coached from 1965-71 in the Clear Creek school district, chalking up an impressive 141-28 record in six seasons. She coached at the junior high level for one year and at the high school level for five years. Her teams were regional finalists twice and went to the state tournament in 1970.
Woodfin received her Bachelor of Science degree from Sam Houston State University in 1965, where she played basketball, volleyball and tennis. She was an honor graduate of John Foster Dulles High School in Sugarland and was selected to the Texas All-Star basketball team in 1962.