Dora M. Metrelis, Connecticut – 1993
Dora is an Emeritus Professor from Southern Connecticut State University. Her teaching career began in 1954 in Canton, CT, where she instituted interscholastic field hockey and softball for girls. During her professional career, she coached field hickey for 17 years, softball for 10 years, basketball for 3 years, and badminton for 6 years. Her field hockey teams played in several post-season tournaments.
She was also very active as an official, officiating basketball from 1959-1974 (national rank) and field hockey from 1958-1987. She also officiated in Connecticut high school basketball championships and field hockey championships. From 1976 through 1979 Dora served as the EAIAW Commissioner of Regional Championships.
Among her honors, Dora includes the Connecticut AHPERD Certificate of Appreciation (1970) and the Professional Honor Award (1975); recognition for outstanding contribution to field hockey from the CT Field Hockey Coaches’ Association (1985); honorary membership in the EAPECW (1990); and her induction into the Connecticut women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991.