Linda Goodrich

Linda Goodrich
Basketball Coach

A 1962 graduate of Lake Stevens High School, Lynda did not have the benefit of a high school athletic experience. In her high school years, girls did not play interscholastic sports although they did play intramural sports. Lynda, however, went on to be a highly successful college basketball coach and athletic director.

During her 19 season as Western Washington University’s (WWU) head women’s basketball coach, her teams compiled a record of 411-125 (.767), which still stands as a record for the total number of wins and winning percentage for all WWU sports programs. She was only the third-ever NAIA women’s basketball coach to reach the 400 milestone in career victories.

Lynda became WWU’s head coach in women’s basketball in 1971 and under her leadership, the school won three District 1 titles and two Bi-District 1 crowns, both reaching the quarter-finals at the NAIA National Tournament.

In addition to basketball, she also coached golf, tennis, track and volleyball at WWU. Following her coaching career, she moved to sports administration with WWU where she has served for 22 years. During the last 13 years she has served as Director of Athletics. She has been selected conference/region Sports Administrator of the Year three times.

She is a member of four other athletic halls of fames. They are the halls of fame for National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Western Washington University, Northwest Women’s Sports, and Lake Stevens High School.