Women's Hoops Blog

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Get to know WBHOF inductee coach Jill Hutchinson:
"Frankly, I was wondering why I was getting inducted to begin with,'' she said.

Apparently she wondered whether 461 career victories - the most in Illinois State history (men or women) - added up to sufficient sizzle. There are no national championships or Women's Final Four appearances, although she did coach two medal-winning U.S. international teams.

Upon further reflection, though, Hutchison realized that she was in the right place at some pivotal times in the game's evolution.