Now in her 21st season with the Bridgewater women's basketball team, Cyndi Justice has helped guide the Eagles to two ODAC regular season titles, two Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament titles, and five NCAA tournament berths since her arrival in 1996.
In 1996-97, Bridgewater went 22-6 and gained the school's first-ever berth in the NCAA Division III tournament. The Eagles followed with an even greater campaign in 1997-98, finishing with a 24-5 season mark (a school record for season victories) and reaching the "Sweet 16" of the NCAA tournament.
Justice assists in all aspects of the program including player development, devising scouting reports, game strategy, personnel decisions, and aiding in day-to-day administration of the program. Justice also serves as the promotions coordinator and as a gameday assistant for the volleyball program.
The 2010-11 Bridgewater squad went 22-4 and compiled the highest winning percentage (.846) of Justice's tenure.
In 2007-08, the Eagles became the first sixth-seed to ever win the ODAC tournament title. Bridgewater upset the #3, #2, and #1 seeds to capture Justice's second conference title.
In 2005-06, the Eagles finished with a 24-7 record (tying the most wins in a season record) and received one of the at-large bids to the NCAA Division III tournaments. The Eagles advanced to the Sweet 16 with wins over Bates and Baruch, before falling to Southern Maine - the nation's top-ranked team- on USM's homecourt.
In 2001-02 the Eagles finished 23-5 and lost to Guilford in the ODAC title game.
The Eagles reached the 20-win plateau in 1998-99, and captured the program's first ODAC tournament title since 1990 with a 75-71 overtime victory over Randolph Macon in the championship game.
A native of North Carolina, Justice is a 1992 graduate of Virginia Tech, where she earned four letters as a member of the Hokies women's basketball squad from 1987-91.
Upon graduation, Justice coached for three years at Radford High School. She then returned to her hometown of Forest City, N.C., as a teacher and coach. She served as head coach of the volleyball and girls' basketball teams and led the school to its first County championship in 17 years during the 1995-96 season. For her efforts, she was chosen as the head coach for the West squad in the 1995 Western North Carolina Girl's All-Star game.
Justice has been an active member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) for 14 years.
In her free time, Justice enjoys spending time with her Yellow Lab - Scout.