Linda Whitney was a modern- era pioneer in women’s basketball in Maine. She served as a role model to young girls in a time of gender inequality; and she was an ambassador or her sport in the pre-Title nine years. Her generosity and love of athletics made Linda a highly respected member of Maine’s basketball community.
Linda Whitney spent her professional career at Lake Region High School where she led her team to the first women’s State Championship in 1975 as they defeated Van Buren. Linda accumulated 314 wins in her career before retiring in 2000.
Linda, along with her husband Ken, formed a dynamic coaching duo with Ken leading the boys’ program while his wife led the girls. She was a inducted into the Lake Region High School Hall of Fame with its first class.