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Normal Women's Basketball Team with Coach Frederick Irish
Photographer: Hartwell
UP UPC ASUA B388 1900s #9

The basketball team was firmly established in 1904 with the assistance of the Young Men's Amusement Club, who funded the

Normal Women's Basketball Team with Coach Frederick Irish, 1907

team's new uniforms. Mr. Irish coached the team and they advanced quickly to a challenge off campus with the Phoenix High School team. The team played locally until the late 1930's. When women's intercollegiate basketball resurfaced in the 1970's, it competed at a national level.

In addition to women's basketball coach, Frederick M. Irish was the science teacher, the first football coach, organized the Cadet Company and was the first Registrar. He served ASU from 1896 to 1940. Irish Hall is named for him.

For more information on Women's Basketball, please visit: http://thesundevils.fansonly.com/sports/w-baskbl/asu-w-baskbl-body.html

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