Linda K. Sharp

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Linda K. Sharp



Class of 2001


• Coaching career spans 31 seasons with stints on all levels from elementary, junior high and high school to the collegiate and professional ranks

• Served as the head coach at the University of Southern California for 12 years, compiling a 271-99 worksheet

• Guided the Women of Troy to back-to-back NCAA national championships in 1983 and 1984 and a total of three appearances in the Final Four

• Earned WCAA Coach of the Year honors, the Wade Coach of the Year, and Sporting News Coach of the Year in 1984

• Selected as the Pac-10 conference coach of the year three times

• Was 138-85 in eight seasons at Southwest Texas State University

• Served on NCAA Basketball Rules Committee for seven years

• Involvement with USA Basketball includes coaching in the 1979 Olympic Festival (silver medal), the 1981 Jones Cup (silver medal) and the 1987 World University Games


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