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Thursday, June 04, 2009

From Nick Williams and the Tampa Tribune: Hillsborough High hires woman to coach boys basketball

Stephanie Crawford grew up in Safety Harbor, known by many as the young girl who could play basketball with the boys.

She starred at guard at Countryside High and went on to play collegiately and professionally, spending four years in the All-Armed Forces Women's Basketball League with the Air Force women's team. Crawford eventually entered the coaching ranks, guiding high school and summer travel teams in the Bay area.

But on Tuesday, she recorded a new career milestone. Crawford, 38, accepted the boys varsity basketball head coaching position at Hillsborough High, becoming the only woman in Hillsborough County to take over a premier boys program.