West, Charlotte

Charlotte West began teaching P.E. and coaching women's basketball at Southern Illinois University in 1957. During the 1960s she held leadership positions on the National Sports Institution Committee, the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, and was the director of women's athletics at SIU. She has been a life-long ambassador for women's sports, and is widely regarded as a pioneer in the women's sports movement for almost seventy years.