Springfield College Professor Inducted into Northeast Women's Hall of Fame for Promoting Advancement of Girls and Women in SportNovember 10, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 10, 2011 -- Kathleen J. Mangano, of Holyoke, Mass., associate professor of physical education and chair of the physical education and health education department at Springfield College, was inducted into the New Agenda: Northeast Women's Hall of Fame. She was honored for promoting the advancement of girls and women in sport.
Mangano served as the college's head softball coach for 20 years until 2009. She was a four-time New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference coach of the year. Her 481 wins are the most in the program's history and she is ranked among the leaders in victories among Division III coaches.
Mangano guided her teams to three 30-win campaigns between 2000-2009 and a 41-win season in 2001. Springfield College made six post-season appearances in 10 seasons, including berths in the NCAA Tournament in 1999, 2000, 2008, and 2009. The Pride also reached the national tournament in 1996 and 1997.
Mangano holds a bachelor of science degree in physical education and a master of education degree in teaching and administration, both from Springfield College, and a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts.
New Agenda: Northeast is an organization that promotes the advancement of girls and women in sport and recognizes women who have committed themselves to girls and women in sport throughout New England. Mangano joins other Springfield College faculty inductees including Head Women's Basketball Coach Naomi Graves, professor Mimi Murray, retired Head Field Hockey Coach Dottie Potter Zenaty, and former Head Softball Coach Diane Potter.