Linden Weese has been on Marsha Sharp's staff all 22 years and has coached many standout post players during that time. He has been a part of a National Championship, all the Southwest Conference titles, three Big 12 Conference regular-season and two Big 12 Conference Tournament crowns and four NCAA Tournament Elite Eight and 10 Sweet 16 appearances.
His proteges have twice been named Newcomer of the Year in the SWC, four times named All-SWC first team, eight times named to the Dr Pepper/SWC All-Tournament team and two have been named the league's Most Valuable Player and the SWC Female Athlete of the Year. In the Big 12, he has coached two players to conference Player of the Year honors, three first-team All-Big 12 selections, three second-team All-Big 12 honorees and an honorable mention selection, while also coaching two Big 12 Tournament MVPs and two All-Big 12 tournament team selections. In 2000, Plenette Pierson was named the Big 12 Conference's Freshman of the Year and was a first team All-Big 12 selection in 2003. Weese is continuing down that self-paved road of producing the most successful post players in the nation.
Weese left his own indelible mark on the Southwest Conference. He was at his position longer than any other assistant since women's basketball began in 1982.
Weese arrived on the Tech campus the same year coach Sharp took over the Lady Raider basketball reins. The two hit it off instantly, even though they were coaching rivals in the rabid arena of West Texas girls basketball. Sharp coached at Lockney High, while Weese was at Stratford High.
A 1976 graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Weese coached for a year at Floydada and four years at Stratford before coming to Tech. Again this year, he will work with the post players and serve as recruiting coordinator. He has served as a member of the Assistant Coaches Committee for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and lectured at numerous basketball clinics around the state.
But all those accomplishments and honors can be laid aside when he sits on the sidelines and makes his traditional bench shot following the all important gameday practices. That effervescent nature is what makes Lady Raider athletes remember what the game is all about, and why they came to Texas Tech.
Weese and his wife, Gay, have five children: Stacy, Jason, Annalee, Bradley and Melissa and three grandchildren, Kylee, Garrison and Savannah.
When he is not on the court, Weese enjoys golf, bicycling and going to the movies.
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