Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

By 1930, FJC had four women coaches (left to right): Florence Randall, head of the Women’s Physical Education Department of the high school and college; Edith Logan, tennis; Ruth Loescher, basketball; and Fiametta Rhead, hockey, swimming, baseball, and volleyball. Photographs from the 1920s and 1930s indicate that women regularly engaged in sports, but it was still not a fully accepted activity. Superintendent Louis E. Plummer noted in his history of the campus: “For girls there are play days in sports. The larger participation of girls in inter-school sports is discouraged as detrimental to their welfare. Play days are usually followed by social activities to help eliminate antagonism from rivalry” (p. 66).
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