Lily Margaret Wade


Born: December 31, 1912

Died: February 16, 1995

Hometown: McCool, MS

Year of Induction: 1974

 

College Career

Delta State (1929-1933)

• Mississippi Valley and Southern championship teams

• Tennis champion (’32, ‘33)

• Best Female Athlete (’32)

 

Coaching Career

Tupelo Red Wings (1933-1934)
Marietta High School (1933-1934)
Belden High School (1934-1935)
Cleveland High School (1940-1959)

• Bolivar County basketball champions 14 out of 15 years (’44-’59)

• Delta Valley Conference basketball champions (’52, ‘53, ‘56)

• High school record: 453-89-6

Delta State (1973-1979)

• Collegiate record: 157-23-0

• AIAW national champions 3 times (’75, ‘76, ‘77)

• Regions 3 AIAW champions 3 times (’75, ‘76, ‘77)

• Mississippi state AIAW champions 4 times (’74, ‘75, ‘76, ‘77)

• First Mississippi team to play in Madison Square Garden

• Delta State Sports Hall of Fame (’72)

• Governor’s Outstanding Mississippian Award (’75)

• Mississippi Coaches Hall of Fame (’76)

• Kellogg’s Coach of the Year in Mississippi (’77)

 

Did You Know?

The Margaret Wade Trophy was established in 1978 to honor the nation’s top female collegiate basketball player. This award has been called the Heisman Trophy of women’s sports.

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