Celebrating Women Coaches: A Biographical Dictionary

Hardcover | August 1, 2000

byNena Hawkes, John F. Seggar

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Women have made significant strides in the sports world over the past 30 years, one of which has been moving into the ranks of coaching on both the collegiate and professional levels. Readers will meet 42 of these outstanding women, contemporary coaches in the world of sports today, some of whom had to overcome major obstacles to get where they are today in this male-dominated profession. Entries, uniquely based on interviews with the coaches themselves, bring to life the commitment to excellence, hard work, and service which these women have portrayed in wide-ranging sports from basketball to soccer to lacrosse. Each entry in this unique reference resource provides the following information: Personal Data, Formative Years, Sports History, Playing Career, Decision to Coach, Coaching, Philosophy of Coaching, Changes in Athletes, Memorable Moments, Role Models, Favorite Books and Authors, Hobbies, Favorite Movies, Future Plans, and Recognitions and Achievement, Photographs of the coaches round out the entries to provide complete portraits of these women and their successes.

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Women have made significant strides in the sports world over the past 30 years, one of which has been moving into the ranks of coaching on both the collegiate and professional levels. Readers will meet 42 of these outstanding women, contemporary coaches in the world of sports today, some of whom had to overcome major obstacles to get w...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.5 × 6.42 × 1.07 inPublished:August 1, 2000Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0313309124

ISBN - 13:9780313309120

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?A superb resource. The first reference book to focus solely on women coaches, it provides valuable insights about these women and their accomplishments for those interested in coaching or looking for information concerning these women. Highly recommended for all collections.?-Choice