Women College Basketball Coaches

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Tall, powerful athletes surge toward the goal in the last seconds of a fiercely fought game, providing excitement to an arena full of basketball fans. Increasingly, challenging games like this are being played by women's college teams. With the passage of Title IX and the success of the WNBA (Women's National Basketball League), women's college teams have received more support and attention both from academic institutions and basketball fans. One of the primary reasons for the growing interest in women's college ...
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About the Book Tall, powerful athletes surge toward the goal in the last seconds of a fiercely fought game, providing excitement to an arena full of basketball fans. ... Increasingly, challenging games like this are being played by women’s college teams. With the passage of Title IX and the success of the WNBA (Women’s National Basketball League), women’s college teams have received more support and attention both from academic institutions and basketball fans. One of the primary reasons for the growing interest in women’s college basketball is the dedication of the women who coach these student athletes to personal and athletic success. Women currently coach nearly 65 percent of the women’s basketball teams in all divisions of the NCAA. Their commitment to their sport and to their athletes has resulted in a game and a generation of athletes unlike any other. This analysis of the role of women coaches in college basketball provides a detailed history of women’s involvement in college sports, as well as insights into the work of the great women coaches of the past and present, all highlighted through interviews with some of the most important women coaches of today Read more Show Less

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Overview

Tall, powerful athletes surge toward the goal in the last seconds of a fiercely fought game, providing excitement to an arena full of basketball fans. Increasingly, challenging games like this are being played by women's college teams. With the passage of Title IX and the success of the WNBA (Women's National Basketball League), women's college teams have received more support and attention both from academic institutions and basketball fans. One of the primary reasons for the growing interest in women's college basketball is the dedication of the women who coach these student athletes to personal and athletic success. Women currently coach nearly 65 percent of the women's basketball teams in all divisions of the NCAA. Their commitment to their sport and to their athletes has resulted in a game and a generation of athletes unlike any other.

This analysis of the role of women coaches in college basketball provides a detailed history of women's involvement in college sports, as well as insights into the work of the great women coaches of the past and present, all highlighted through interviews with some of the most important women coaches of today.

Author Biography: Rosemarie Skaine, a sociologist in Cedar Falls, Iowa also wrote Power and Gender: Issues in Sexual Dominance and Harassment (1996, $49.95) and Women at War: Gender Issues of Americans in Combat (1999, $28.50).

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Women currently coach nearly 65% of the women's basketball teams in all divisions of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. This analysis of the role of women coaches in college basketball provides a detailed history of women's involvement in college sports, as well as insights into the work of the great women coaches of the past and present, along with interviews with important women coaches. Includes b&w photos. Skaine is a sociologist. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786409204
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/26/2001
  • Pages: 207
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Sociologist Rosemarie Skaine lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She has also written Women Political Leaders in Africa (2008), Female Suicide Bombers (2006), Female Genital Mutilation (2005), The Cuban Family (2004), Paternity and American Law (2003), The Women of Afghanistan Under the Taliban (2002), Women at War (1999) and Power and Gender. (1996).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword 1
Tables 3
Abbreviations 5
Preface 7
Introduction 9
Ch. 1 History Through the 1960s 11
Ch. 2 The Era of Title IX 17
Ch. 3 History 1970-1999 52
Ch. 4 Contributors to the Game: Selected Profiles 77
Ch. 5 Women Coaches: Selected Profiles 108
Ch. 6 The Coaches and the Future 159
Notes 161
Bibliography 179
Index 189
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