Linda Osborne, New Hampshire – 2012
For over 26 years, Linda Osborne has taught and coached at Winnacunnet High School in New Hampshire. She has coached varsity field hockey, varsity girls’ spring track & field, and girls’ lacrosse. Linda has officiated field hockey, lacrosse, and basketball. She was also a Brownie and Girl Scout co-leader.
Her basketball officiating has placed her on various IAABO boards, including the ECAC and America East conferences. She was on the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Associations Women with Whistles program to promote women in officiating. Linda was named the Fosters Daily Democrat Coach of the Year 3 times (1985, 1992, 2005)
“I have always tried to encourage girls to be active and to get involved in something they love. I have tried to hold high expectations for my players, while supporting and encouraging them to give it their best effort. My interactions with these young women have been the most rewarding experiences in my career.”