NEW YORK (June 18, 2013) – The Tribeca Film Festival award-winning documentary short, “Coach” debuted on Tuesday to help kick off ESPN’s Nine for IX series celebrating the 40th anniversary of the passing of Title IX legislation.
Produced by Whoopi Goldberg and directed by Bess Kargman, “Coach” chronicles the career of C. Vivian Stringer, one of the most prolific coaches in the history of college basketball. She was the first coach to lead three different schools to the NCAA Final Four (Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Iowa and Rutgers) and received basketball’s highest honor in 2009: induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame, alongside Michael Jordan, John Stockton, Jerry Sloan and David Robinson.
ESPN Films and espnW recently took top honors in the “Best Documentary Short” category at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival for the digital short.
Nine for IX is a documentary series focused on captivating stories of women in sports told through the lens of female filmmakers. Film topics include an intimate look at Pat Summitt, college sports’ most successful coach ever, the largely unknown history of Katarina Witt and her link with East Germany’s secret police, and a look at the U.S. women’s soccer team that changed the face of women’s sports. While “Coach” debuts on June 18, other films from the Nine for IX series are scheduled to premiere on July 2 on ESPN and will air over consecutive Tuesday evenings at 8pm ET.
Click here to watch “Coach” on ESPN.com.