Growing up in the windswept Texas Panhandle during the Great Depression, Harley Redin never imagined he’d make it into the Basketball Hall of Fame. But this week, the Plainview native was honored alongside former NBA stars like Steve Nash and Jason Kidd. That’s because seventy years ago, Redin revolutionized women’s basketball. In 2013, I wrote about Redin, who in the fall of 1946, more than seventy years ago, was the sole staffer of the physical education department at Wayland Baptist College, a school of just six hundred students in Plainview. Redin, who was then 29 years old—a wiry, brown-eyed Marine who had flown more than fifty bomber missions over the South Pacific during World War II—got convinced by a number of young women at the…View Original Post
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