Lucille Kyvallos Inducted in 2000

Coach Inducted in 2000
Lucille Kyvallos Lucille Kyvallos, Inducted into the NYC Hall of Fame in 2000
Photo credit: (Queens College)
Lucille Kyvallos an Astoria, Queens native, played in recreational basketball leagues however, due to the lack of opportunity for girls on a high school team, intercollegiate team, or the Olympics she did not play. Kyvallos attended Springfield College (1955) and later received her master's degree in physical education at Indiana University.

Kyvallos coached West Chester University's women's basketball (1962-1966). In her last season, they finished with a 10–0 record. In 1968 Kyvallos coached at Queens College and developed high school girls' basketball players in New York City and Long Island. As a coach, she trained elite players in the game of women's basketball, including Donna Orender, Gail Marquis, Althea Gwyn, Debbie Mason, and  Sharon Beverly. Kyvallos led the Queens College team to win the National Collegiate Basketball Championship. Her team played in a historic 1975 game against Immaculata College, it was the first women's college basketball game held at Madison Square Garden. Later, Kyvallos coached the USA women's basketball team in the 1977 World University Games in Sofia, Bulgaria. She led the team to win a silver medal.