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Boston Globe: ‘I just set out to win the next game.’ Barbara Stevens reflects on a Hall of Fame career

Coach Stevens
Coach Stevens

Julian Benbow caught up with longtime Bentley women's basketball coach Barbara Stevens, a finalist for the Class of 2019 for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. This ran in the Globe on April 6, 2019.

By Julian Benbow Globe Staff

Before the first bricks in a Hall of Fame career were laid, Barbara Stevens had a decision to make.

It was 1986. She had just finished her third year as the women's basketball coach at UMass. She didn't have the kind of success she would have liked in Amherst. But she still saw unlimited possibilities for her future in coaching.

She had an interview lined up at a small school in Waltham, a Division 2 school. She had heard the name Bentley before. There already was a history of winning. But moving from a Division 1 school to Division 2 still felt like a step down.

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