1984 Manchester College graduate Linda (Allen) Bamrick joined the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame with her induction Saturday, April 28.
She established the Indianapolis Cathedral High School girls basketball team as a power during her helm as head coach. A four-year player, captain and co-MVP at Roncalli High School, she played under Manchester College/University Hall of Famer and coach Betty Clark. Following stints as head coach at Mitchell High School and University of Chicago Lab School, she began a long tenure as head coach at Cathedral in 1987. In 26 seasons, her Irish teams won 393 games, including 11 sectional titles, four regional championships, and three semi-state titles towards garnering a 1999 3A runner-up finish and Class 3A championships in 2000 and 2001. In all, she had 407 career wins. Additionally, her teams won eight Indianapolis City championships, and Bamrick coached seven Indiana All-Stars and earned numerous honors including 1999 Indiana All-Stars assistant coach and 1999 state Coach of the Year.
Following her retirement as coach in 2012, the Indianapolis, Ind., resident remains employed at Cathedral as a health and physical education teacher.