History-Making WCU Grad Unretires to Create Avenues for Inner-City Kids in Non-Traditional Sports

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Tina Sloan Green
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Tina Sloan Green.

Tina Sloan Green, a West Chester University graduate and history-making lacrosse player and coach, is coming out of retirement to create opportunities for inner-city kids in sports, writes Isabella DiAmore for The Philadelphia Inquirer

Sloan Green made history when she became the first African-American named to the U.S. national women’s lacrosse team. Later, she was the first Black woman hired as a head coach for a collegiate lacrosse program. 

She started playing lacrosse at West Chester University. After graduating, she played professionally for several years before joining Temple University as a head coach, where she stayed for two decades and won three national championships. 

Moreover, she built field hockey and lacrosse programs at several schools, including Lincoln University and Unionville High School. Now, the 77-year-old is ready to return and start coaching alongside Jazmine Smith, founder and head coach of Eyekonz Sports League.  

There, she will help prepare middle and high school students for this year’s 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship Festival. 

Read more about Tina Sloan Green in The Philadelphia Inquirer

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