Marynell Meadors to be Inducted into the Nashville Public Schools Hall of Fame

ATLANTA, March 4, 2008 – Marynell Meadors, Head Coach and General Manager of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream will be inducted into the Nashville Public Schools Hall of Fame today by the Nashville Alliance for Public Education.

Meadors played basketball for her alma mater, Hillsboro High School, where she rates her performance on the court as "fair." After graduation from Hillsboro in 1961, Meadors stayed local and went to Middle Tennessee State University before launching a successful coaching career. Meadors was the first coach in NCAA women's basketball history to win 300 games at the same school, Tennessee Tech. She said she sees a lot of talent come from public schools.

"That (credit for) preparation goes to the public school teachers," she said.

Created in 2005, the Nashville Public Schools Hall of Fame celebrates the successes of public education by honoring talented graduates of Metro Nashville Public Schools, as well as local leaders who have provided distinguished service to influence public school excellence.

The Atlanta Dream was officially announced as the 14th team in the WNBA on October 17, 2007. The Dream will begin play in May 2008 at Philips Arena, joining the Chicago Sky, Connecticut Sun, Detroit Shock, Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Washington Mystics in the Eastern Conference. The team will tip-off in its first regular season home game on Friday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. against defending Eastern Conference Champions the Detroit Shock. For information and to purchase season tickets for Atlanta’s 2008 season, fans can call (404) 604-2626 or visit E-mail inquiries should be sent to