Doris Teachout
(1902–____)

Year Inducted: 1977

Her life began in Brooklyn, Michigan in 1902 and she was graduated from Brooklyn High School in 1920.  She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State Normal College at Ypsilanti and a Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan.

It was Port Huron’s good fortune to have Doris join its teaching staff in 1943.  Her contributions to sports activities have not been surpassed by any other woman.  She supervised our City Recreation program for 18 years; she helped organize the Girl’s Eastern Michigan League and the Girl’s Athletic Association.  Doris was an inspiration and a friend to all of her Physical Education students.

She did more to turn the spotlight on her sex in local sports than any other person.  She organized their teams and their competition.  She was the prime liberator of girls from the cumbersome bloomer type uniforms of the 1920’s and 1930’s to the shorts and T-shirted gals of today.  Her work with girls will stand above all others when sports history is recorded for our City.


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