|Title:||Class of 1993|
Donna F. Devlin, you are the most successful coach in the
history of Worcester State College and established a level of
excellence that is truly legendary. You were an outstanding role
model and you played a major role in the personal, professional and
athletic development of your players.
Your basketball teams compiled an amazing 188-52 record, a .783 winning percentage, in 12 years and you brought both national recognition to both Worcester State College and the City of Worcester when your team won the national championship in 1980. Your team also finished 2nd in the nation in 1981. Your accomplishments were recognized when you were named the Coach of the Year nationally in 1980.
You also coached the softball team which had an amazing 102- 42 overall record in 11 years. Combined, your coaching record at Worcester State was 290-94 for a. 755 winning percentage. Your teams dominated the Massachusetts State College Conference winning many league titles in both basketball and softball. Your basketball teams also won the Division 2 State MAlAW Championship and the Division III Regional EAIA W Championship several times.
Your leadership qualities are evident and you served as President of the National Women's Basketball Coaches Association and were a member of the United States Olympic Basketball selection committee.
You were an assistant professor of physical education at Worcester State and later worked as the associate athletic director and chairperson of the physical education department at Brandeis. You were an outstanding semi-pro softball pitcher and member of two national championship teams. An avid golfer you have won the club championship at Worcester Country Club five times, Framingham Country Club and Willoughby Country Club in Florida.
Donna F. Devlin, it is with great pride that we induct you into the Worcester State College Athletic Hall of Fame.