Special Collections Graphic Image Women's Basketball @ R-MC: A History

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Basketball

On November 16, 2008, women's basketball coach Carroll LaHaye became the college's all-time winningest basketball coach, with her 432nd career victory (read the press release) over a 26 season career that began as a volunteer assistant coach in 1981. During Coach LaHaye's years at R-MC, she and her teams have amassed an impressive record including making it to the NCAA "Final Four" and National Championship Finalist in 2005.

View our slide presentation for a complete history of Women's Basketball@R-MC ( A 93-slide powerpoint history overview, year-by-year)

Coach Carroll LaHaye in action  

The First Women's Basketball Team

Although the official women's basketball program at R-MC was established during the 1976-1977 school year, the first R-MC women's basketball team dates to 1930-1931Read more about this team!

Take a look at the teams over the years!

Brief audio clips* concerning Women's Basketball

Rachel Anderson & Carroll LaHaye, talking about how Carroll began her career at R-MC

[or listen to the complete interview, 40 minutes}

Rachel Anderson and Caroll LaHaye

Rachel Anderson & Carroll LaHaye, 2008

Barclay DuPriest, about Megan Silva
Buck Herbert, talking about coaching the local Ashland Youth Association teams who played against the R-MC team in the early years
*clips excerpted from our oral history projects: OneAshland, Many Voices; Living Legacies; and Macon Memories.

Randolph-Macon College Hall of Famers:

Sharon (Miller) Gibson ‘85

Karen (Eye) Benson ‘87

Pam (Conk) Cooper ‘92

Jenn (Kohler) Del Rossi ’96  

R-MC Women's Basketball
(The official program site)

View team statistics and program accomplishments

Sources: Yellow Jacket Annual, Yellow Jacket Weekly, photographs, women's basketball programs, and other materials from the Randolph-Macon College Archives and the collection of the Randolph-Macon College Athletics Department.

Project curated by Laurie Preston. Content and materials compiled by Laurie Preston, Ashley Hampton, Maggie Yoder, Judee Showalter, Lynda Wright and Kirsten Richter.

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