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Terry Phelps is More than the "Coach's Wife."

Teresa "Terry" Phelps. Author, law professor and wife of Digger Phelps, former head basketball coach at Notre Dame. Terry Phelps has written a memoir called "The Coach's Wife" (Norton). In 1991, Digger Phelps left Notre Dame and not one Notre Dame official attended his farewell address. Terry Phelps says her husband was the victim of the clashing demands placed on college coaches--be an educator, but be a money maker and entertainer too. She writes about her role as the "lovely wife," as coach's wives are often called in the world of college sports. Terry Phelps wanted more. She earned three degrees at Notre Dame and is now a tenured professor in the law school.


Other segments from the episode on March 17, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 17, 1994: Interview with Alejandro Escovedo; Interview with Teresa "Terry" Phelps; Review of the television show "The Birds II: Land's End."


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