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Stella Vaughn (front row, left) and her team won the first women’s basketball game 5–0 in 1897, prompting Vaughn to become Vanderbilt’s first female coach. (VANDERBILT SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES)

Hoops Skirts: Stella Vaughn occupies a special place in Vanderbilt’s history—both on and off the court

Few people in the university’s history have been as loyal to Vanderbilt as long and as selflessly as Stella Scott Vaughn. She grew up on campus and was one of Vanderbilt’s earliest woman graduates. She served as the university’s first female physical-education instructor and coach, working her first nine years without pay. She also took on the unofficial role as dean of women students.

The Traveling Tombstone of Bishop McTyeire

The Traveling Tombstone of Bishop McTyeire

Bishop McTyeire’s original headstone has been installed on the landing of the main stairwell in the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life.