The Legacy Of Title IX, 50 Years Later - 27 East

The Legacy Of Title IX, 50 Years Later

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Title IX helped usher in a new era of access and opportunity for women in sports, but according to several longtime coaches and athletic directors, East End schools were always a bit ahead of the curve.

Title IX helped usher in a new era of access and opportunity for women in sports, but according to several longtime coaches and athletic directors, East End schools were always a bit ahead of the curve.

Title IX helped usher in a new era of access and opportunity for women in sports, but according to several longtime coaches and athletic directors, East End schools were always a bit ahead of the curve.

Title IX helped usher in a new era of access and opportunity for women in sports, but according to several longtime coaches and athletic directors, East End schools were always a bit ahead of the curve.

Title IX helped usher in a new era of access and opportunity for women in sports, but according to several longtime coaches and athletic directors, East End schools were always a bit ahead of the curve.

Title IX helped usher in a new era of access and opportunity for women in sports, but according to several longtime coaches and athletic directors, East End schools were always a bit ahead of the curve.

Julie Muller during her days as a collegiate field hockey player.

Julie Muller during her days as a collegiate field hockey player.

Chris Holden

Chris Holden

Chris Holden

Chris Holden

Chris Holden

Chris Holden

A large contingent of fans made the trip to Stony Brook University to cheer on the Westhampton Beach girls lacrosse team in the Long Island Championship. In the days before Title IX, girls team almost never had spectators for their games. RON ESPOSITO

A large contingent of fans made the trip to Stony Brook University to cheer on the Westhampton Beach girls lacrosse team in the Long Island Championship. In the days before Title IX, girls team almost never had spectators for their games. RON ESPOSITO

A large contingent of fans made the trip to Stony Brook University to cheer on the Westhampton Beach girls lacrosse team in the Long Island Championship. In the days before Title IX, girls team almost never had spectators for their games. RON ESPOSITO

A large contingent of fans made the trip to Stony Brook University to cheer on the Westhampton Beach girls lacrosse team in the Long Island Championship. In the days before Title IX, girls team almost never had spectators for their games. RON ESPOSITO

Westhampton Beach girls lacrosse player Isabella Blanco scored the game-winner goal in her team's Long Island Championship game, in front of fans at Stony Brook University. Before Title IX, sports seasons for girls teams only included four or five games, and no playoff system. RON ESPOSITO

Westhampton Beach girls lacrosse player Isabella Blanco scored the game-winner goal in her team's Long Island Championship game, in front of fans at Stony Brook University. Before Title IX, sports seasons for girls teams only included four or five games, and no playoff system. RON ESPOSITO

Parents and fans congratulate Westhampton Beach lacrosse players Maya Farnan, left, and Reese King. RON ESPOSITO

Parents and fans congratulate Westhampton Beach lacrosse players Maya Farnan, left, and Reese King. RON ESPOSITO

Before Title IX, girls were expected to play friendly, no stakes games. Now, they are able to compete for championships, and experience the thrill of winning a title. RON ESPOSITO

Before Title IX, girls were expected to play friendly, no stakes games. Now, they are able to compete for championships, and experience the thrill of winning a title. RON ESPOSITO

East Hampton girls volleyball was a powerhouse under head coach Kathy McGeehan, winning several county titles. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

East Hampton girls volleyball was a powerhouse under head coach Kathy McGeehan, winning several county titles. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

Before Title IX, girls sports were not considered spectator sports. That changed, and these days parents, fellow students and other members of the community will drive several hours to watch and cheer on girls varsity teams when they advance to the state tournament. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

Before Title IX, girls sports were not considered spectator sports. That changed, and these days parents, fellow students and other members of the community will drive several hours to watch and cheer on girls varsity teams when they advance to the state tournament. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

The Hampton Bays softball program has won several county and Long Island titles. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

The Hampton Bays softball program has won several county and Long Island titles. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

The Pierson field hockey team won the state championship in 2013, its first and only state title, after many trips to the state final four over the years. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

The Pierson field hockey team won the state championship in 2013, its first and only state title, after many trips to the state final four over the years. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

The Pierson field hockey team won the state championship in 2013, its first and only state title, after many trips to the state final four over the years. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

The Pierson field hockey team won the state championship in 2013, its first and only state title, after many trips to the state final four over the years. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

The Pierson field hockey team won the state championship in 2013, its first and only state title, after many trips to the state final four over the years. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

The Pierson field hockey team won the state championship in 2013, its first and only state title, after many trips to the state final four over the years. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

Former Pierson goalie Sam Duchemin is congratulated by her father, Kevin Duchemin, after Pierson's state championship win in 2013. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

Former Pierson goalie Sam Duchemin is congratulated by her father, Kevin Duchemin, after Pierson's state championship win in 2013. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

The Pierson field hockey team won the state championship in 2013, its first and only state title, after many trips to the state final four over the years. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

The Pierson field hockey team won the state championship in 2013, its first and only state title, after many trips to the state final four over the years. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

Former Southampton girls basketball player Kesi Goree, after scoring her 1,000th career point. Goree was one of several players on Mariners teams that won back-to-back county and Long Island Championships. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

Former Southampton girls basketball player Kesi Goree, after scoring her 1,000th career point. Goree was one of several players on Mariners teams that won back-to-back county and Long Island Championships. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

The East Hampton softball team made a run to the state tournament in 2008. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

The East Hampton softball team made a run to the state tournament in 2008. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

The East Hampton softball team made a run to the state tournament in 2008. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

The East Hampton softball team made a run to the state tournament in 2008. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

The Hampton Bays softball program has won several county and Long Island titles. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

The Hampton Bays softball program has won several county and Long Island titles. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

The thrill of a championship victory used to be an experience that only male athletes had access to. Title IX, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month, changed all that. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

The thrill of a championship victory used to be an experience that only male athletes had access to. Title IX, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month, changed all that. EXPRESS ARCHIVES

authorCailin Riley on Jun 21, 2022
In 1973, Chris Holden was in her first year as a physical education teacher at the Ichabod Crane Central School District in the Albany area, when she was presented with... more

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