• Jessie Rowe

     

                                                                             

                                                                                                 2016 Inductee

      

    • Health and PE teacher at Schuylkill Valley High School.
    • Served as the school’s first girls’ basketball coach in 1960 when the girls’ game was played with six players.
    • Coached numerous other female sports during her 34 year teaching career.
    • Initiated the first Schuylkill Valley Girls Track & Field Invitational Meet, which was the first meet of its kind for females in the county
    • Helped influence county administrators to conduct the first Berks girls basketball championship game in 1973.
    • Organized and coached the first Duke Delucia girls basketball All-Star game.
    • Had a basketball career coaching record of 169-42, with Schuylkill Valley winning a Division Championship or County Championship in 14 of her 17 year basketball coaching career.
    • Retired from coaching in 1977, but continued to foster the development of female athletics until passing away in 2009