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Lucile Kyvallos '55

  • One of the foremost coaches and pioneers in women’s basketball
  • Served as the Queens College women’s basketball coach from 1968-79 and 1980-81, compiling a career record of 239-77
  • Coached Queens College in the 1973 AIAW National Championship, considered to be the breakthrough event for the sport of women’s basketball
  • Coached Queens as the “home team” for the first women’s collegiate game ever in Madison Square Garden before a crowd of 12,000 fans
  • Served on committees for the U.S. Olympics, Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), and National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS) organizations
  • Was the head coach for the United States women’s basketball team which captured the 1977 World University Games silver medal
  • Has been into inducted three other Hall of Fames, while her 1972-73 Queens women’s basketball team was the first women’s team inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame