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CCBC-Catonsville to honor legacy of innovation in sports, recreation
CCBC-Catonsville to honor legacy of innovation in sports, recreation

Catonsville Community College had no athletic facilities of its own in its early years after the school opened in the fall of 1957, so its first athletic director had to innovate. Jack Manley found all kinds of places to hold classes: The bowling lanes of the Colts' Johnny Unitas a few miles away; an ice rink on Route 40; classrooms above an old gym near St. Timothy's Church. Manley even held basketball practice from 10 p.m. to midnight in the gym at Catonsville High School. Manley hired coaches as teachers and offered the college's female athletes the same opportunities as the men, in an era when coaching from the sidelines was considered a foul in a women's...

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