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Betty Jaynes (basketball)

Betty Faith Jaynes (September 1, 1945 – February 10, 2014) was an American lettered in basketball for four years, while becoming a two-time All-State selection. She helped lead her team to a berth in the 1963 Class AA state championship game in Atlanta her senior year.

Jaynes earned her Bachelor of Science degree in physical education in 1967 from the Women's College of Georgia, now known as [1][2]

Early years

Jaynes played for four years as a stationary guard Newton County High School. The position of stationary guard dates to the existence of six-on-six basketball. She earned all-state player honors in her junior and senior years. As a senior, she helped her team to a 33–1 record and a place in the Class AA state championship game in 1963.[3][4]

College coaching career

Jaynes became the head coach of the women's basketball team at Madison College (now James Madison University) in 1970. She continued in that position until 1982, with her teams amassing a record of 142–114.[4]

Formation of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association

1981 was a key year in [5][6][7]


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External links

  • Women's Basketball HOF profile
  • Obituary
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