Margaret Wade

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Margaret Wade



Class of 1999


• Coached 21 years on the high school level, compiling a 453-89 record at Marietta, Belden, and Cleveland high schools in Mississippi

• Played collegiately at Delta State for three years before school administrators disbanded the team after deeming the sport too strenuous for girls

• Returned to her alma mater in 1959 as head of the women's physical education department

• Resurrected Delta State's women's basketball program in 1973-74 at the age of 60

• Went 16-2 her first season then reeled off three AIAW national championships (1975, 1976, 1977) and a 93-4 record that included a 51-game winning string

• Retired in 1979 with a 157-23 collegiate worksheet

• The Wade Trophy, given annually to the top women's collegiate player, is named in her honor


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