Eileen Vines taught physical education at Hoopeston for 26 ½ years. While at Hoopeston she coached volleyball, bowling and started the girls’ softball program at the school.
Mrs. Vines was the coach for the 1974 Girls’ Bowling Team who took a second place finish the in the IHSA State Girls Bowling Finals.
She was also instrumental in the Title 9 movement that prevailed throughout the 60’s and 70’s. She was an active participant in the Girls Athletic Association and often fought for the rights of her girl athletes and fellow female coaches.