Deb Coates was a legendary forward who played on a legendary team for a legendary coach in the early to mid-1970s. Her coach was Vernon “Bud” McLearn. Team: Mediapolis Bullettes, went to state 21 times in 26 years, winning two titles.
Denise (Long) Rife: Player, Union-Whitten, high scorer, 1968 state winners. High school basketball career 6,250 points. In 1969, she was thirteenth draft pick of the NBA’s San Francisco Warriors – the first female to ever be drafted to play on a male pro team.
An interview with all three Lorenzen Women: Lynne Lorezen, Jill Lorenzen, Lori Lorenzen. All played 6 on 6 basketball. Lynne Lorenzen was a star forward in the mid-1980s and the all-time leading scorer for girls’ basketball nationwide. She scored 6,736 points during her Ventura High School career.