SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane community said farewell to a coaching legend Monday.
On Monday hugs and tears filled the Shadle Park gym as hundreds remembered the great, Linda Sheridan.
"At heart Linda was a teacher. It was not just her job, it was who she was, she taught us until last Saturday," friend Kris Lindeblad said.Shadle Park community remembers Linda Sheridan
Hundreds of people, many dressed in yellow, celebrated Sheridan's life on the court named after the beloved coach.
"As players she found the paths to our full potential, many times surpassing the goals we imagined for ourselves," former player Kirstin Davis said.
As a coach, she was as decorated as they come. Sheridan won 7 state championships and 17 GSL titles but she coached her players far beyond their years on the court.
Sheridan's partner of 37-years, Linda Wolcott, spoke beautifully about Sheridan's love for coaching.
"Linda always knew everyday there was no better way she could be spending those years. Linda was truly the quintessential team builder," Wolcott said.
At the end of the service, Sheridan's former players remembered their coach by laying yellow roses in a vase by the school's state championship trophies.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider making a donation to the ALS Service Organization.
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