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AP source: Sherri Coale to enter women’s basketball hall | FOX Sports

Williams starred at UCLA in basketball and volleyball. She helped the Bruins win national volleyball titles in 1990 and 1991. Williams played in the ABL for the Portland Power before it folded. She was the league’s MVP in 1998 and grabbed a league-record 22 rebounds in a game that season. She had a brief career in the WNBA playing for her hometown Utah Starzz and was a member of the 2000 gold-medal winning Olympic team.

 

Stiles finished her career at Missouri State with 3,393 points, the most in NCAA history. She led her team to the Final Four in 2001, the last time a mid-major school reached the women’s national semifinals.

 

”I think when you think about how she took a job that’s not an easy job, in her hometown, and then played in three Final Fours and a championship game and built a program that’s as good as anyone else in the country, that’s something,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. ”Her being an ambassador for the sport that she is and being a great teacher, she represents everything that’s good in our sport. Those are the people we should be celebrating. I’m thrilled for her.”

 

She will be joined by former Missouri State guard Jackie Stiles, Olympic gold medalist Natalie Williams, longtime official June Courteau, Texas girls high school coach Joe Lombard and the late AAU girls basketball official Bill Tipps. The 1996 U.S. women’s basketball Olympic team will receive the Hall’s trailblazer award.

 

NEW YORK (AP) Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale will headline the 2016 women’s basketball Hall of Fame induction class, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday.

 

 

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