After 50 years, Title IX still boosting girls high school sports, but work remains

Growing up, Coquese Washington, a Rutgers women’s basketball coach, never dreamed of playing professional basketball.

Because there was no professional basketball – for women.

As a child, longtime Catholic League girls’ basketball coach Kathy Matthews was on the cusp of becoming the first woman to play on her town’s junior baseball team, but the league said she would not be allowed to play.

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