Where Have All the Women Gone?

Even as the number of female players soars, college coaching is increasingly a male domain

It's been two years since Maggie Lonergan owned the court at Catholic University, leading the women's basketball team to its two most successful seasons ever and ending the Lady Cardinals' decade-long losing streak.

Coaching basketball came naturally to Mrs. Lonergan, who had been a star guard herself. After four seasons at Catholic, her team was about where she wanted it. By then she had personally recruited each of the players. She certainly wasn't ready to give it all