Hard Fought Victories: Women Coaches Making a Difference

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Wish Pub., 2002 - Social Science - 272 pages
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Offers inspiring stories about the strong, competitive women who have helped to reshape women's collegiate sports. The coaches profiled include Tara Van Derveer, the 1996 Olympic basketball coach and winner of two national championships at Stanford; ice hockey coaches Digit Murphy, who was involved in the ground-breaking Title IX lawsuit against Brown University, and Shannon Miller, the only female head coach for women's ice hockey at the 1998 Olympics; national championship winning track coach Beverly Kearney and championship winning softball coach Margie Wright; head coach and mother Muffet McGraw, whose 2001 team brought Notre Dame its first-ever women's basketball championship; and many more women who coach at both well-known and less prominent colleges across the USA.

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An instructor in English and women's studies at Portland Community College, Gogol has written a lively, well-illustrated book about a lively group of women: college coaches. The title refers to the ... Read full review


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Sara Gogol is professor of English and Women's Studies at Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon.

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