Marian Washington

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2009


Marian Washington
Basketball • West Chester

Born and raised in West Chester, Marion attended West Chester High School and then matriculated to West Chester State College. She immediately became an outstanding student and star athlete for the Lady Rams where she lettered in both basketball and track. She was a star player on the WCU's 1969 National Championship Basketball team. In 1973 she became the head coach of women's basketball at the University of Kansas, a position she held until 2004. Her won-lost record at Kansas was 560-363 (.607). She led the Jayhawks to 11 NCAA postseason tournaments. She was named Conference Coach of the Year three times. She also served as Kansas's Director of Women's Athletics. Marion was an assistant coach of the 1996 U.S. Olympic gold medal winning team. In 2004 Coach Washington was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. She was also inducted into the Kansas Hall of Fame.
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