Ginny Doyle Tribute IX: A Former Richmond Teammate Remembers The Past
PHILADELPHIA -- Here is a memory that just arrived from Ginny Doyle's former Richmond teammate Amy Mallon, who coaches in town here at Drexel. She enclosed some photos that should be obvious though Guru does not have talent to get captions on, but they should be obvious.
Recalling the Good Old Days
I knew Ginny for over 24 years as a teammate at the University of Richmond and friend in the world of coaching.
As a teammate Ginny was a player you always gave the ball to when she was open; simply put…she made shots.
Ginny was a key to us winning the 1991 CAA Championship and receiving a bid to NCAA tournament.
I was so proud of Ginny when she went on to beat Billy Packer when he challenged her to a free throw shooting contest. I knew he was going to lose, and so did everyone else that knew Ginny.
Ginny was not just a tremendous player but a teammate that always made you laugh and could laugh at herself, which is a quality not many have.
The one thing I could always count on when I saw Ginny on the recruiting trail was a good story.
She remembered every little thing that happened on and off the court. It would always begin with…”do you remember when…” and of course it was always followed with laughter.
I will always remember our trip to Ocean City, Md. for a beach week with her brother Joe, my college roommates and UR b-ball teammates.
We had so much fun. It was a week of good times and memories I will never forget.
I feel blessed that I had the opportunity to be part of Ginny’s life and I promise to carry on her legacy.
Associate Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Drexel Department of Athletics
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