2010 Inductee

Geri Fiorello

Geri Fiorello

Geri Fiorello began teaching at Pierce College in 1961. At that time there was no gym, nor was there a sports program designed for women. Geri became instrumental in helping to start a women’s sports program at Pierce College. Geri coached Softball, Volleyball and Women’s Basketball. The Women’s Basketball teams enjoyed a twenty year winning streak. In addition, she served as the Assistant Coach for Track and Field, Gymnastics and co-ed volleyball.

In 1980 the Pierce Women’s Basketball team was invited to play in the Community College Women’s Basketball Championships in Ann Arbor Michigan, where they played against teams from Oklahoma and Texas. Pierce successfully advanced to the semi-finals. During her 30 years of coaching at Pierce College, Geri coached three female students and one male student who competed in the Olympics.

Geri, along with four other women, wrote Title 9, which helped enable girls and women nationwide to develop and participate in sports at the high school and college levels. During her time at Pierce, Geri developed a 9-hole golf course on the campus and she designed and instructed a fitness program for woman who wanted to join the Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments. Geri retired in 1991 to devote more time to playing golf and working with women in the United States Marine Corps and Veterans.

Geri Fiorello began teaching at Pierce College in 1961. At that time there was no gym, nor was there a sports program designed for women. Geri became instrumental in helping to start a women’s sports program at Pierce College. Geri coached Softball, Volleyball and Women’s Basketball. The Women’s Basketball teams enjoyed a twenty year winning streak. In addition, she served as the Assistant Coach for Track and Field, Gymnastics and co-ed volleyball.

In 1980 the Pierce Women’s Basketball team was invited to play in the Community College Women’s Basketball Championships in Ann Arbor Michigan, where they played against teams from Oklahoma and Texas. Pierce successfully advanced to the semi-finals. During her 30 years of coaching at Pierce College, Geri coached three female students and one male student who competed in the Olympics.

Geri, along with four other women, wrote Title 9, which helped enable girls and women nationwide to develop and participate in sports at the high school and college levels. During her time at Pierce, Geri developed a 9-hole golf course on the campus and she designed and instructed a fitness program for woman who wanted to join the Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments. Geri retired in 1991 to devote more time to playing golf and working with women in the United States Marine Corps and Veterans.