Tradition of Excellence

161 NWAC Championships
150 NWAC Regional Championships
12 NCWSA Championships
3 NJCAA National Championships
326 Total Team Championships
as of 2-8-2018
Spokane Community College Square Spokane Falls Community College
Linda Lanker
Linda Lanker

Men's and Women's Track & Field Assistant Coach
Sprints, Hurdles and Relays
Coach Linda Lanker is in her 19th season coaching for CCS and 32 years total coaching track and field. She coaches sprints, hurdles, relays.   A former National  400 meter hurdle Champion and All American, Linda has coached over 18 high school state hurdle champions, 38 Jr. College All Americans, 16 Conference Champions and has been awarded 8 Coach of the Year honors. She was also named 2013 Gill Athletics, Western Region Coach of the Year. She lead Valley Christian HS to their only State Track tiles, and coached Coeur d’Alene High School to their first State placing trophy’s in 20 years, from 2010-2016. Her CHS girls teams won 5 Regional titles in a row and her boys won 4 Regional titles in the 6 years she was head coach there. While at CHS she coached Morgan Struble in the 300m hurdles who still holds the State Record, 42.84.   Linda is very involved with USATF and was appointed, US men’s sprints/hurdles coach for the 2006 IAAF Jr. World Championships in Beijing China, men’s sprints/hurdles coach for the 2010 NACAC Championships in Miramar Florida and coach/mentor for the 2014 Jr. World Championships in Eugene Oregon. Linda was recently notified that she will be the head coach for the 2017 Jr. Women’s Pan American Team. She is also a clinician and Director of Track and Field for the ALL Sports Clinic and puts on her own clinic, The Runner’s Soul Track and Field Clinic.  Linda has three grown children and three young grandchildren. She and her husband Glen live in Coeur d’Alene Idaho.