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Former Standout Named Coach of STLCC-Meramec Softball Team

January 02, 2008

Linda McQueen

Linda McQueen, a three-sport standout in the late 1970s at St. Louis Community College-Meramec, has been named head softball coach of the Magic.

"I’m pretty excited about the opportunity," said McQueen, who was inducted into the Magic Hall of Fame last spring. "I want the game to be fun and enjoyable, and to go back to the success we had in the past."

McQueen played softball, field hockey and basketball from 1976-78.  McQueen led Meramec to a runner-up finish in the 1978 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Softball Tournament, during which the centerfielder hit .455 and earned a spot on the all-tournament team. After transferring to Southwest Missouri State University, McQueen played on the Bears’ field hockey team that won the 1979 Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) Division II national championship, and on the softball team that finished ninth in the AIAW Division I National Tournament.

In 2004, McQueen served as an assistant coach for the Meramec team that finished second in the NJCAA Softball Tournament. 

She has coached the varsity softball team at Lutheran High School South for the last 19 years. During that span, she has led the Lancers to one state championship and four third-place finishes. She will continue as coach at Lutheran South since the college and high school seasons do not conflict.