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2018 Coaching Legends
Barbara "Breezy" Bishop- Breezy was a girls' basketball coach at Western High School in Baltimore, Maryland. She built one of the nation's top high school programs during her 24 seasons at Western. Her coaching career consists of coaching:
** 1997-1998 N.C. State Assistant Coach- while at N.C. State, the Wolfpack reached the NCAA Women's Final Four for the first time in school history.
** Collegiate Coaching at N.C. State, Coppin State, Johns Hopkins, Townson State Universities.
** 1995 U.S. Olympic Festival Assistant Coach, Silver Meadow Winner
** 1979-1983, Western Senior High School
- Compiled an overall record of 424-24, winning back-to-back Maryland State Championships in 1994 and 1995.
- 17 Baltimore City Championships with her teams consistently ranked among the nation's best by U.S.A. Today.
- Was selected WBCA National High School Coach of the Year
- Head Coach WBCA Girls' High School All-America Game, 1995
** Inducted into the NCAA Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, 2000
Lin James- Lin has had a lifelong interest in basketball, beginning when she was in elementary school. Her dad was her first coach, they worked hard on skills in the backyard.
During elementary school, she played every season and when she entered high school, she played at the varsity level for four years. During that time, she was fortunate to be iinvolved in a very successful program, playing on a team that won 100 games during season play and making two appearances in the state tournament.
When considering college, she as given an unique opportunity from Anderson Junior College, where she was invited to play for their school- tuition free.
After two years at the junior college level, she transferred to the University of Tennessee. There was not much opportunity for collegiate play at that time, but they did play in an intramural program and played other colleges around the state of Tennessee.
After graduation, she accepted a teaching and coaching job in Augusta, GA and worked there for two years. During that time, she also played on a semi-pro women's basketball team.
In 1967, she married her husband of 51 years and they moved to Maryland. She accepted a teaching job in Harford County at North Harford High, where she taught for 46 years.
Lin surpassed 600 wins, which makes her one of the winningest coaches in Maryland history.
Tom Dickman- Tom was named head boys' basketball coach at Governor Thomas Johnson High School in 1974. He enjoyed 29 years of dominance, not only in Frederick County, but throughout the state of Maryland.
Under his leadership, the Patriots experienced unprecedented success. Fourteen times he guided Gov. Thomas Johnson H.S. to the University of Maryland for the state tournament. They earned seven titles, finished as runner-up four times and state semi-finalist on three other occasions. His teams tallied an 18-7 state playoff record along the way.
Additionally, Coach Dickman's teams captured 20 conference titles, eighteen 20-win seasons. Coach Dickman's accomplishments include coaching more teams to Maryland State Championships (7) than any other coach in Maryland history; 592 career victories.
Coach Dickman also coached the U.S. All-Star team in the McDonald's Capital Classic in 1999 and served on the Maryland Governor's Adviosry Committee on physical fitness that same year. He was inducted into the Frederick County Hall of Fame in 1995.
Tom went on to start the Hood College Men's Basketball program. Four years after its inception, Hood's program reached the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. D3Hoops.com named him Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year in 2007.