July 14, 2022

IX: Turning up the Volume with Joan Cronan

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Not to pick favorites, but here at Feisty – this is definitely a favorite. With almost 50 years of experience as an athletic director and inductions into seven different halls of fame, Joan Cronan has A LOT to say about Title IX and gender equity in sport. Graduating college in 1966, Joan was part of intercollegiate sports before women had the federal right to equally compete. This week, our co-host of Girls Gone Gravel, Kathryn Taylor, interviews Joan and asks her about what she calls “her journey.”

Joan shares the story of her life so far, beginning at the age of twelve when she decided she was going to create change for women in athletics. To do so, in 1972 Joan made a cold call to the president of the College of Charleston and left his office as the women’s basketball coach, volleyball coach, tennis coach and overall athletic director. From there, she made innumerable changes to women’s athletics that will forever go down in history. If that isn’t feisty, what is?

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