Growing up in Hinsdale, Illinois, Ellyn played for one of the eight teams that competed in the first state tournaments for girl's basketball. After graduating college with a degree in history, Ellyn was an assistant basketball coach at the University of North Carolina - Charlotte from 1988 through 1994. After challenging the university about violations of Title IX, Ellyn and her partner moved to Macomb, Illinois. Throughout her career, Ellyn conducted twenty-six oral history interviews with coaches, players, administrators, and referees whose stories went hand in hand with Title IX.
Reading Title IX
Interview Session 01 (Audio)
Early life & High School sports & tournament
Interview Session 02 (Audio)
Ellyn's college and coaching career
Ellyn Bartages' Family Memories Interview & Photos