Celebrating Black History Month: Dorothy Gaters
Mon, 11 Feb 2013|
CSN's David Kaplan has the story of Marshall High School girls basketball coach Dorothy Gaters - 2/10
This -- -- Shula is presented by the United States marine forward. The few the proud. The Marines. And just enjoy. Being around these young people. I enjoy coaching tremendously. It just gives you a lot of adrenaline and the -- the perfect play and then it. It's so you know I think it was just always a lot of fun. Dorsey gators was born in Mississippi that are moved to Chicago was a little girl was destiny in its finest form. That -- coupled with a -- nation she developed for the sport the became her world. She -- she was tired -- back in 1974. No one wanted to none of the women. Wanted to take the program so. Personnel person around town they ask me that's okay you got track the first one and was when we've won them one of gangs and that -- And I we played Manny Harris who we played them twice. The man. -- that -- have a school I'm so it was pretty cool on both games but. I'll -- remember that. At first victory touched off an amazing run of milestones eight state titles some 978. Career wins and counting. -- high school coach at Illinois has been more victorious that gators despite other coaching opportunities that come away gators still the teacher at heart. For kids of Marshall. In many cases you know you can't be an impact for Carson and and you can change -- direction at least it was last. And in some cases -- team. No but this this life you just have to move on some of them have gone on to coaching. And and you know -- types of feels and then you know the reality. Really starts to sink in and out there. I've been in the technical part of their lives and as they have been in the -- pardon. Birdie nearly forty years toward the gators has led the lady commandos in basketball and light. Question is does she ever see -- ending of insight. No I don't. I know that it will be on this game all of my stance a place for me. So you know I hope that some of my players -- come back and carry on the program and if that happens you know that would be great if it doesn't happen. You know life goes on knew it was this program will -- without me.