Cal Berkeley Women’s basketball team made history. They were the first West Coast team in 25 years, besides Stanford, to reach the Final Four. The difference this year is—the powerful, positive, performing, persistent, and playful 35 year old coach Lindsay Gottlieb. She uses what I call in my new upcoming book, The Girlfriend Instinct: Relationships Do It for Female Athletes, the five P’s of athletic success.@ In an interview with the San Jose Mercury News, Lindsay talks about her philosophy as a coach. Positive is her motto with her number one priority caring for her girls. She views her role as a teacher providing skills for sport and life. She wants them to know how to handle different and difficult life situations,particularly in regards to approaching to winning and losing, hearing negative comments from others, and working on collaboration with teammates. She even goes so far to say that all coaches …”should have a degree in psychology” (Mercury News online, April 2,2013). Lindsay exemplifies the type of coach who is likely to bring out the best in her athletes. From their winning season and first foray into the Final Four, The Cal Bears women’s basketball team is clearly thriving and will continue to grow under the tutelage of Coach Lindsay. She is the power behind the team.