Former gymnastics coach and WVU legend, Burdette-Good, has passed away at 74. 

Good took over the gymnastics program in 1975, one year after its’ inception, and held that position for 37 seasons until 2011. In those 37 seasons, she led the Mountaineers to four national championship appearances, 10 conference titles, and an overall record of 644-263-4. 

She became the first WVU coach to earn 600 wins when she hit that mark on Jan. 31, 2009, with victories over George Washington and Rutgers at the WVU Coliseum. She finished her career with 35 winning seasons, including 14 seasons with 20-or-more wins. After 1981, none of her teams finished the season with a losing record. 

To go along with her 10 conference titles, Good led the Mountaineers to 33 regional championships, three NCAA championships and the AIAW National Championships in 1982. The Mountaineers finished third at the AIAW meet, led by freshman Shari Retton, WVU’s first female sport All-American and a WVU Sports Hall of Fame member. 

In Good’s career, she coached 12 outstanding senior gymnasts, 12 conference gymnasts of the year honorees, 17 NCAA individual qualifiers, 13 All-Americans, and eight NCAA Regional event champions. 

Good, a native of Parkersburg, West Virginia, earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from WVU and spent several years as an assistant professor in WVU’s College of Physical Activity and Sport Science (CPASS). 

Good was inducted into the WVU Sports Hall of Fame in 2013, the Mountaineer Legends Society in 2017, and the CPASS Hall of Fame in 2019.