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Title IX Milestones: Dawn Staley (Pennsylvania)

By on December 30, 2021 Title IX Print


Revered coach and hoops star Dawn Staley grew up playing basketball at Murrell Dobbins Tech High School in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a senior, she was named National High School Player of the Year. Following her three NCAA Final Four berths with the University of Virginia, Staley played professionally for more than a decade.

To this day, Staley continues to be a leader for female athletics while coaching the University of South Carolina women’s basketball team. This past summer, she became the first African-American coach for the USA Women’s Basketball Olympic team and, in October, became the highest paid head coach in NCAA Women’s Basketball. #TitleIXat50

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