Starting in1970, Karen Roppa taught at Plainfield Junior High School in Plainfield, Illinois, where she implemented the girls’ basketball and volleyball programs. In 1976, she began teaching and coaching at Plainfield High School. Roppa was an official at the first three girls’ state basketball tournaments in Illinois.
Interview #1 (Audio)
Interview #2 (Audio)
See also, Ellyn Bartges interview which is part of the Family Memories Oral History Project.