In Entitled ? ,Coach Hughes and ten tenacious teens confront gender inequality, racism, and a Herculean schedule - determined to capture the elusive State Championship desired by all high school athletes.
The antagonists exposed in this memoir have again reared their ugly heads in this the 50th anniversary of Title IX's passage. The protagonists differ. They are young women who have evolved through sports participation. They know no silence. They speak; they video; they expose. Justice will be theirs.
Anne Quarles, a former high school English Teacher from St. Petersburg, returned to the Gulf Coast of Florida after stints teaching communication courses for the University of New Hampshire and New York's College of St. Rose. During her tenure as basketball coach at Gibbs High School, Quarles' teams posted a 187-35 (.842) win/loss record. Drawing on those experiences, she delivered motivational keynote speeches throughout the country. Now, I her memoir she shares the values-based culture behind the victories this led to the St. Petersburg Times calling the Gibbs Gladiators "Team of the Decade."