Lynda Goodrich, a 1962 graduate of Lake Stevens High School, did not have the luxury of a high school athletic experience. In her high school years the girls did not play interscholastic sports but played GAA, or intramural sports. Lynda, however, would go on to be a highly successful college basketball coach and athletic director.
After graduating with a degree in education from Western Washington University, Lynda began her career coaching at West Seattle High School, moving on to Western Washington University as basketball coach in 1971. For the next 19 seasons, Lynda’s teams would compile a record of 411-125 (.767), which still stands as a record for the total number of wins and winning percentage for all WWU sports programs.
The WWU women’s basketball team under Lynda Goodrich won three District 1 championships and two Bi-District crowns, both times reaching the NAIA National Tournament. Thirteen times the Vikings enjoyed 20 win seasons under coach Goodrich, and she was selected as a finalist for National Coach of the Year Honors in 1981 and 1982.
Following her retirement from coaching in 1990, Lynda went into Athletic Administration where she has had tremendous success as well. She was named WWU Sports Impact Person of the Century and was inducted into Western’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999. Under Athletic Director, Lynda Goodrich, the Vikings of WWU have earned a reputation as one of the top athletic programs in the nation.
We are proud to honor Lynda Goodrich with induction into the Lake Stevens High School Hall of Fame for the honor she has bestowed on all Lake Stevens High School Vikings through her outstanding achievements.