As a first-time-ever coach at any level, Whalen assembled a staff with both familiarity and experience soon after she was hired this past spring.
Head Coach Lindsay Whalen and assistants Danielle O’Banion and Kelly Roysland, both former head coaches, answered questions posed by Tucker Center Co-Director Mary Jo Kane October 16 at the school’s Humphrey Center.
Lindsay Whalen, about this time two years ago, stood alongside her Black teammates wearing black T-shirts to protest the Philando Castile shooting in Falcon Heights, a similar shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and other such tragedies.
Lindsay Whalen (Hutchinson, University of Minnesota, Minnesota Lynx), Tayler Hill (Minneapolis South, Ohio State University, Washington Mystics), Nia Coffey (Hopkins, Northwestern University, Las Vegas Aces), and Rachel Banham (Lakeville North, University of Minnesota, Connecticut Sun) have all made their marks thus far in the WNBA’s 20th season.
Will she be more successful recruiting local Black athletes? I love Lindsay Whalen. I’ve known her since her freshman year at Minnesota and throughout her stellar WNBA career. “You saw this coming?” a local reporter asked yours truly, the longest-tenured Gopher women’s basketball beat reporter, of my thoughts on perhaps the quickest coaching search since […]
It’s not often that a reporter is on a first-name basis with hall of famers. Even more so to watch them perform at a time when such a lasting honor was the farthest thought from anyone’s mind. Last week, Khalid El-Amin, Faith Johnson Patterson and Lindsay Whalen were among the 14-member Minnesota High School Basketball […]
The 20 greatest and most influential players in WNBA history were announced today, and three current Minnesota Lynx players, and a former player, are among those chosen by a 15-member committee of Hall of Famers, current and former coaches, and media members. Seimone Augustus, Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen, and former Lynx player Katie Smith, […]