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Bob Lindsay

LINDSAY IS THE FIRST COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACH TO BE ENSHRINED INTO THE SUMMIT COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME. BOB LINDSAY’S RECORD SPEAKS FOR ITSELF – 23 YEARS AS THE HEAD COACH AT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY – 418 OVERALL WINS – A RECORD OF 260-120 IN MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE PLAY - THE ALL-TIME WINNINGEST COACH – MEN’S OR WOMEN’S - IN MAC BASKETBALL HISTORY. WHICH RANKS AMONG THE TOP 50 DIVISION I COACHES NATIONALLY.

UNDER HIS DIRECTION THE GOLDEN FLASHES RECORDED THIRTEEN 20-WIN SEASONS, WON SEVEN MAC EAST DIVISION TITLES, FIVE MAC REGULAR SEASON CROWNS AND THREE MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS. HIS TEAMS, KNOWN FOR THEIR TENACIOUS HUSTLE AND STIFLING DEFENSE, ONCE POSTED A 43-GAME HOME UNBEATEN STREAK, THEY PLAYED IN THE MAC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ELEVEN TIMES, INCLUDING SEVEN IN A ROW. THEY WENT UNDEFEATED, 18-0, IN CONFERENCE PLAY IN 1998 AND MADE EIGHT POST-SEASON APPEARANCES – FOUR EACH IN THE NCAA AND THE NIT.

THE HALLMARK OF LINDSAY’S COACHING CAREER HOWEVER, WERE HIS PLAYERS – THEY PLAYED HARD AND THEY ACHIEVED SUCCESS – INDIVIDUALLY AND TOGETHER, ON AND OFF THE COURT. SEVEN OF HIS PLAYERS EARNED ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN HONORS AND THREE-TIME HONOREE, LINDSEY SHEARER WAS NAMED THE COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN OF THE YEAR IN 2006. FIFTEEN TIMES KENT PLAYERS EARNED FIRST-TEAM ALL-MAC HONORS, THREE PLAYERS EARNED MAC PLAYER OF THE YEAR ACCOLADES – DAWN ZERMAN, LINDSAY SHEARER AND TWO-TIME MAC PLAYER OF THE YEAR – AMY SHERRY. NEVER ONE TO TAKE CREDIT FOR THE SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAM, HE WAS QUICK TO ACKNOWLEDGE HIS PLAYERS AND HIS STAFF FOR ANY ACCOLADES. HE WAS NAMED MAC COACH OF THE YEAR IN 1996 AND 1998 AND WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION DISTRICT 4 COACH OF THE YEAR IN 2000.

Inducted 2014 | Coach