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Rene Portland

Basketball Coach

Rene Portland Maureen Theresa "Rene" Muth Portland (born c. 1952) is an American former head women's college basketball coach known for her 27-year tenure with the Penn State Lady Lions basketball team. Her career resume includes 21 NCAA tournament appearances including a Final Four appearance in 2000, five Big Ten Conference championships and two conference tournament titles. Portland is one of few women's basketball coaches to have won 600 or more games at a single school, with a career record of 606–236 at Penn State. She is accused of discriminating against homosexual players of the Penn State women's basketball team. Portland first became head coach at Penn State in 1980, following brief positions at St. Joseph's and Colorado. Portland was previously one of the star players at Immaculata College, one of the early powers in women's college basketball. Several of her teammates also went on to become prominent women's coaches, such as Theresa Grentz and Marianne Stanley. Portland served 27 seasons as the Lady Lions head coach. She won over 600 games at Penn State, making her sixth in most wins in Division I women’s basketball. Although she had coached many Lady Lions teams to the NCAA  ( Wikipedia article )

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