Kitty Steele

Kitty Steele

Steele

Catherine “Kitty” Steele was a pioneer in women’s sports when they “played for FUN!” A graduate of UNCG, Steele was a Physical Education professor at Guilford College, where she became the first coach of the field hockey, volleyball, basketball and tennis teams. Steele also served as the Men’s Golf Coach at Guilford for one year. Moving to High Point College in 1976, she taught and coached field hockey until 1985 and women’s tennis until 1992. Her tennis teams twice finished fourth in NAIA playoff competition and won 10 Carolinas Conference titles and compiled a record of 251-54. She was named conference coach of the year 12 times and District 26 coach of the year five times. In 2007, High Point University dedicated the Jerry and Kitty Steele Sports Center, housing athletics offices, locker rooms and academic study areas. Steele was named to the NAIA Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Guilford College Hall of Fame in 2009.

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