Published by McFarland & Co. Inc., Jefferson, N.C.
The phenomenal growth of women’s basketball can be attributed to the coaches who molded their players into outstanding teams that captured the attention of their universities and the nation. Women of the Game provides an overview of a century of basketball, how the rules have changed, and how women coaches have been instrumental in the game’s development. Women’s basketball has grown from an early emphasis on uniforms and a six player game to become a fast paced, popular collegiate sport with high profile tournaments and to an Olympic medal sport.
Title IX, passed in 1972, made illegal gender discrimination in education and moved women’s sports to an equal basis. So that now basketball transcends gender and race.
Profiles of women college coaches focus on how they have influenced the game.