|October 13, 1956, Ed Temple surrounded by|
Wilma Rudolph, Isabelle Daniels, Willie White, Lucinda Williams
Mae faggs, and Margaret Matthews on their way to Melbourne, Australia
photo John Corn/The Tennessean
In the 1950s when women's track and field was almost a once every four years occurence, Ed Temple coaching the Tennessee Tigerbelles, brought the sport forward with giant steps. His athletes were the dominant force on US women's national teams from 1956 until well into the 1960s when the rest of the nation began catching up.