Barbara Jude "Breezy" Bishop was born September 7, 1935. girls' basketball coach at Western Senior High School in Baltimore, Maryland. She built one of the nation's top high school programs during 24 seasons at Western. Bishop was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000.

Early life

She had three brothers who served in the Army, Navy, and Marines. Her grandmother knew that Breezy would make her contribution to sports. In her early teen years, her mother and grandmother were concerned because she always played sports with the boys in her neighborhood. They were so concerned that they sent Breezy to Girl Scout camp. It increased her curiosity in other sports like swimming, hiking, and canoeing.

In high school, she played basketball, softball, and track and field. Breezy wanted to major in physical education in college but she did not have the support from her father so he did not help her out financially. She later dropped out of college after two years.

Coaching career

Towson State University – Tigers

  • 1979–80 (15–9)
  • 1980–81 (6–18)
  • 1981–82 (15–8)
  • 1982–83 (15–9)

Started teaching and coaching career in September 1970 at Western High School Western Senior High School – Doves

  • 1994–95
  • 1993–94
  • 1992–93
  • 1991–92
  • 1990–91
  • 1989–90
  • 1988–89
  • 1987–88
  • 1986–87
  • 1985–86
  • 1984–85
  • 1983–84

Record: 411 Wins 39 losses

Coached on a collegiate level

During her collegiate level, she had a total of 96 wins and 23 losses She had a total of 600 wins and 127 losses in her coaching career

Coaching awards and recognition


  1. ^ "WBHOF Inductees". WBHOF. Retrieved August 1, 2009.