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Sue Hager Papers - MS 1174

Introduction | Biographical Sketch | Scope and Content | Series Description | Inventory

 Introduction

The Sue Hager Papers contain materials related to Hager’s tenure as the head coach of the BGSU Women’s Basketball program from 1971 – 1976. The collection was donated by Hager to the Center for Archival Collections in the Spring of 2011. The 1/2 cubic foot of material contains office files and artifacts. The office files range from practice and game plans to tournament details and programs, with various other materials included.

No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. Duplication may be permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. The register was completed by undergraduate student archival assistant Rebecca Denes and Dana Nemeth, Library Associate II, in June 2012.

 Biographical Sketch

Sue Hager joined Bowling Green State University as an instructor in the department of Women’s Physical Education in 1968. She served as head coach of the women’s basketball team for five seasons. During later seasons, she was also the Director of Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics. In addition to these duties, Hager also served as an instructor and later reached the rank of tenured professor. She continued to be involved in Women’s Athletics and Physical Education once her tenure as coach was over in 1976. She retired from the university as an assistant professor in 1991, and was granted emeritus status.

Hager continues to be involved in the university community. She was a member of the University Centennial Committee and, along with Larry Weiss, co-wrote and co-produced a documentary about the women’s basketball program. The documentary, “BGSU Women’s Basketball: A Legacy of Excellence,” aired on WBGU-TV in 2010. The documentary files of both Hager and Weiss exist in an additional manuscript collection, MS – 1175.

 Scope and Content

The items in this collection were collected and filed by Hager from 1971 – 1976 during her tenure as head coach of the BGSU Women’s Basketball program. The office files include tryout agendas, practice notes, team rosters, season schedules, game plays, tournament information, press releases, and other information either related directly to coaching or related to the team’s season in general. The tryout agendas and many of the game plays are handwritten by Hager herself. She also included mimeographed instructional booklets and handouts, one of the booklets authored by her, in her team training repertoire. The presence of these materials in the collection creates the ability for researchers to examine practice and play techniques from the 1970s.

The era represented through the Sue Hager Papers is historically and culturally significant. Hager took over as coach just prior to the institution of Title IX, which was enacted during the summer of 1972. Printed materials, including press releases and tournament programs, provide insight into the differences in attitudes towards women’s athletics in the 1970s and women’s athletics today. The items in this collection represent a transitional time period in women’s athletics not just for the university, but for female college athletes throughout the country.

 Series Description

OFFICE FILES
79 Folders
Arranged by season. Original order maintained.

EXTRAMURAL BASKETBALL
1971 - 1972
Tryout flyer, season schedule, practice notes, instructional booklets and handouts, game plays, state tournament game analysis, and state tournament details and program. Arranged by type and rough chronological season order.

EXTRAMURAL BASKETBALL
1972 – 1973
Tryout flyer and agenda, practice notes, instructional booklets and handouts, game plays, team rosters, season schedule, and state and regional tournament information. Arranged by type and rough chronological season order.

INTERCOLLEGIATE BASKETBALL
1973 – 1974
Tryout flyer and agenda, practice notes, game plays, state and regional tournament information, regional tournament program, and miscellanea related to the team’s season. Arranged by type and rough chronological season order.

INTERCOLLEGIATE BASKETBALL
1974 – 1975
Tryout flyer and agenda, practice notes, game plays, instructional handouts, team roster, team schedule, state and regional tournament information, regional tournament program, and press releases. Arranged by type and rough chronological season order.

INTERCOLLEGIATE BASKETBALL
1975 – 1976
Tryout agenda, practice notes, instructional booklets and handouts, game analysis sheets, state tournament information, regional and national tournament information, state and national tournament programs, and information and program from Ohio College Women in Sport and Recreation 1976 Convention. Arranged by type and rough chronological season order.

ARTIFACTS

ARTIFACTS
2 items
Arranged chronologically
T-shirt, "Hager’s Hot Dogs," 1972 – 1973, and nametag for Sue Hager from the Ohio College Women in Sport and Recreation 1976 Convention.

 Inventory

Box 1

Folder 

       Extramural Basketball 1971 - 1972
  1. Tryout Flyer, November and December 1971
  2. Pre-Season Conditioning Program, [1971 – 1972]
  3. Season Schedule, 1972
  4. Practice Plans and Notes, [1971 – 1972]
  5. Booklet, “5 Player Basketball Workshop,”[1971 – 1972]
  6. Booklet, “The Iowa Power Program,” [1971 – 1972]
  7. Booklet, “Women’s Basketball Clinic Sponsored by Dayton-Wittenberg Board of Officials, University of Dayton,” December 8, 1962
  8. Booklet, “Basketball Scouting Report” [blank], [1971 – 1972]
  9. Inspirational message to team from coach Hager, [1971 – 1972]
  10. Game Plays, [1971 – 1972]
  11. State Women’s Basketball Tournament Information, [1971 – 1972]
  12. Program, “Second Annual Ohio State Women’s Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament,” March 1972
  13. Game analysis sheets, “Ohio State Women’s Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament,”[March 1972]
    Extramural Basketball 1972 – 1973
  14. Tryouts Flyer, November 20, 1972
  15. Tryout Agenda, [1972 – 1973]
  16. Practice Plans and Notes, [1972 – 1973]
  17. Booklet, “Basketball, Development of Offense and Defense,” April 3, 1971
  18. Handwritten “BB Officiating Workshop” sheet, [1972 – 1973]
  19. Annotated Team Schedule and Roster, [1972 – 1973]
  20. Handwritten Team Roster, [1972 – 1973]
  21. Inspirational message to team from unknown source, [1972 – 1973]
  22. “The Coach” article photocopy, [1972 – 1973]
  23. Game Plays, [1972 – 1973]
  24. Blank and Complete Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) National Championship Affidavits of Eligibility, [1972 – 1973]
  25. Miami University PEM 651 Course Outline, [1972 – 1973]
  26. Completed State Basketball Tournament Entry Form, [1973 – 1974]
  27. State Basketball Tournament Schedule and Bracket, [1973 – 1974]
  28. Midwest Regional Women’s Basketball Championship Information, January 29, 1973
  29. Midwest Regional Women’s Basketball Tournament Bracket, [1972 – 1973]
    Intercollegiate Basketball 1973 – 1974
  30. Basketball Tryouts Flyer, November and December 1973
  31. Tryouts Agenda, [1973 – 1974]
  32. Practice Plans and Notes, [1973 – 1974]
  33. Game Plays, [1973 – 1974]
  34. Overnight Trip Travel Details, February 1, 1974
  35. Telegram from “Ms. Peterson and Ms. Wallace,” February 28, 1974
  36. “Women’s Physical Education Study” May 10, 1974
  37. Midwest Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (MAIAW) Tournament Team Line-Up sheet, [1973 – 1974]
  38. AIAW National Championship Entry Form, [1973 – 1974]
  39. Typed and Handwritten copies of AIAW Affidavit of Eligibility, [February, 1974]
  40. Completed “Verification of Eligibility for Ohio Association of Intercollegiate Sports for Women (OAISW) Tournament” form, [1973 – 1974]
  41. OAISW Tournament Information, [1973 – 1974]
  42. OAISW Tournament Results, March 5, 1974
  43. Program, “Midwest Regional Women’s Intercollegiate Basketball Championship,” March 1974
  44. MAIAW Tournament Information, [1973 – 1974]
    Intercollegiate Basketball 1974 – 1975
  45. Tryouts Flyer, November and December 1974
  46. Tryouts Agenda, [1974 – 1975]
  47. Practice Plans and Notes, [1974 – 1975]
  48. Handout, “Resistance Exercise Program for Basketball,”[1974 – 1975]
  49. Handout, “Basketball by Osmosis,”[1974 – 1975]
  50. Handwritten Team Roster, [1974 – 1975]
  51. Season Schedule, 1974 – 1975
  52. Four Inspirational messages from unknown sources, [1974 – 1975]
  53. Game Plays, [1974 – 1975]
  54. Newsclipping, “Suspended Stickers Return,”[1974 – 1975]
  55. State Tournament Travel Details, February 20, 1975
  56. MAIAW Tournament Information [1974 – 1975]
  57. MAIAW Tournament Rules and Regulations, [1974 – 1975]
  58. Program, “Midwest Regional Women’s Intercollegiate Basketball Championship,” March 1975
  59. BGSU Sports Information Office Press Release Related to Tournament, February 11, 1975
  60. BGSU Sports Information Office Press Release Related to Tournament, February 20, 1975
    Intercollegiate Basketball 1975 – 1976
  61. Tryouts Agenda, [1975 – 1976]
  62. Practice Plans and Notes, [1975 – 1976]
  63. Exercise Guidelines, [1975 – 1976]
  64. Handout, “The ABC’s of the Field Evaluation of the Injured Athlete,” [1975 – 1976]
  65. Game Plays, [1975 – 1976]
  66. Game Analysis Sheets, February 21, 1976
  67. Game Analysis Sheets, February 28, 1976
  68. Game Analysis Sheets, [1975 – 1976]
  69. “Kodak Women’s All-American Team” Letter and nomination form, January 16, 1976
  70. “Official NCAA Box Score” sheet, January 17, 1976
  71. “Miscellaneous Information Re Tournament” MAIAW Memo, February 5, 1976
  72. State Tournament Travel Details, February 26, 1976
  73. State Tournament Information and Bracket, February 27, 1976
  74. Program, “Fifth Annual Ohio State Women’s Intercollegiate Basketball Championships,” March 1976
  75. Program, “AIAW Small College National Basketball Tournament,” March 1976
  76. Program, “AIAW National Basketball Championship,” March 1976
  77. Ohio College Women in Sport and Recreation (OCWSR) Convention information, [1975 – 1976]
  78. Program, “Missing Links” OCWSR Convention, April 1976
  79. Blank Order Form and Informational Flyer from “Institute of Athletic Motivation,” [1975 – 1976]
    Artifacts
  80. T-shirt, “Hager’s Hot Dogs,” size large, [1972 – 1973]
  81. Sue Hager Nametag from OCWSR Convention, [April, 1976]

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