Margaret Wade

Class of 1999

  • Coached 21 years on the high school level, compiling a 453-89 record at Marietta, Belden, and Cleveland high schools in Mississippi
  • Played collegiately at Delta State for three years before school administrators disbanded the team after deeming the sport too strenuous for girls
  • Returned to her alma mater in 1959 as head of the women’s physical education department
  • Resurrected Delta State’s women’s basketball program in 1973-74 at the age of 60
  • Went 16-2 her first season then reeled off three AIAW national championships (1975, 1976, 1977) and a 93-4 record that included a 51-game winning string
  • Retired in 1979 with a 157-23 collegiate worksheet
  • The Wade Trophy, given annually to the top women’s collegiate player, is named in her honor