A legacy has come to an end at Northwestern as head women’s basketball coach Linda Schuck announced on Monday that she would step down from her position, ending a 13-year tenure. Schuck, who is looking forward to spending more time with her family, will leave as the program’s most-winning coach, having amassed 216 career victories.
After wearing an Eagles uniform in the 1988-89 and 1989-90 seasons, Schuck almost immediately took her place on Northwestern’s bench as an assistant coach. Following a six-year stint as Sherri Holm’s assistant, Schuck began what became an impressive resume as the team’s head coach in 1997.
"The success of Linda’s teams has gone far beyond the basketball court," said Dr. Matt Hill, Director of Athletics at Northwestern. "I have had the privilege to watch our student-athletes grow under her direction in their personal faith journeys, in the classroom and in the game of basketball."
For more details on Schuck’s journey at Northwestern and her successful career as women’s basketball coach, visit nwceagles.com.
The search for Northwestern’s next head coach will begin immediately.