Rene Portland

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Portland in 2005

Maureen Theresa Muth "Rene" Portland (March 31, 1953 – July 22, 2018) was an American former head coach in women's college basketball. She was known for her 27-year career with the Penn State Nittany Lions basketball team. Her career includes 21 NCAA tournament appearances including a Final Four appearance in 2000. She was born in Broomall, Pennsylvania.

Portland was one of a few women's basketball coaches to have won 600 or more games at a single school, with a career record of 606–236 at Penn State.

Portland died in Tannersville, Pennsylvania following a three year battle with peritoneal cancer on July 22, 2018, aged 65.[1][2]

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  1. "Former Penn State women's basketball coach Rene Portland dies at 65". Chicago Tribune. July 22, 2018.
  2. "Rene Portland, Longtime Penn State Basketball Coach, Dies at 65". The New York Times. July 24, 2018.