In 1977 and again in ’78, a 5-9 point guard named Susan Summons, coached by Alfreda Harris, helped Roxbury Community College, located in the suburbs of Boston, to the National Junior College championship tournament.
Now, 35 years after Summons started playing for Harris, the two have been selected for induction into the NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place July 26 in Niceville.
Summons went on to play two years at Lamar University before returning to Roxbury in 1982 to be the program’s coach. She stayed on at Roxbury through 1986, when she began her long run as the coach at Miami Dade College.
Longtime Miami Dade College coach Susan Summons set for Hall of Fame honor
Susan Summons is a nationally acclaimed international motivational speaker, author, sports educator, Hall of Fame inductee, professor, master teacher and speechwriter. She was part of the first Women’s Professional Basketball League. In an interview with her, rolling out asked the following questions:
What inspires you to go to work every day?
The passion of knowing that every day counts…and that my mother, father and brother fought with courage and strength but lost a fight to the terrible disease cancer. … Their strength is my strength to be all I can be, to touch as many lives as I can …
Susan Summons part of 1st Women’s Professional Basketball League
The Miami Dade College Lady Sharks women's basketball team's head coach Susan Summons was named the 2018 Southern Conference Coach of the Year. Summons with the help of her associate head coach Erica Redman created a state championship contending team. The Lady Sharks dominated throughout their regular season and their record shows...
Women's Basketball Coach Susan Summons is named Southern Conference Coach of the Year
Nearly all of Coach Susan Summons' student-athletes continue to 4-year schools.
Miami Dade College’s head women’s basketball coach, Susan Summons, was honored with the 2016 Victory Club award from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) last month.
Summons, who has been at MDC for 30 years, was given the honor after earning her 500th career win this past December. The 500-win milestone came on Dec. 12, 2015 during a 101-64 home victory versus Clinton Junior College. Summons said the award is another highlight that reminds her that hard work brings good rewards.