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Basketball Legend Teresa Edwards Joins MCS Staff

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Teresa Edwards

Teresa Edwards, one of the most decorated players in basketball, has joined Manhattan Country School as a coach for the winter and spring team sports seasons. Teresa, who goes by the name T, is working with MCS coaches Lee Solomon and Jermaine Lloyd and our varsity and junior varsity basketball and track and field teams.

A native of Cairo, Georgia, T played guard for the University of Georgia women’s basketball team and earned the title of All-American two years in a row. As a five-time member of the U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team, she won four gold medals and one bronze—an Olympic record. She holds the unique distinction of being the youngest gold medalist in women’s basketball (at age 20 in 1984) and the oldest (at age 36 in 2000). T is also a two-time winner of the USA Basketball Player of the Year title and was ranked No. 22 in Sports Illustrated for Women’s list of the 100 Greatest Female Athletes of the Century.

In addition to being an Olympian, T has played basketball professionally in Italy, Spain, France, Japan and Russia, and in the United States with the Minnesota Lynx WNBA team. Since retiring, T has worked as a professional coach, sports broadcaster and motivational speaker.

Please join us in welcoming T to the MCS community.