Honorary street sign celebrates Coach McCray

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Published: Jun. 11, 2022 at 5:36 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - An honorary sign reading “Coach Shirley Yvonne McCray Way” sits outside Chickaway Middle School on Westmont Road.

McCray was the first African American to enroll in and graduate from Memphis State’s Health and Physical Education Department.

She was the first African American woman to play basketball, volleyball, and run track.

She was also the nation’s first woman to coach an all-male football team.

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