Linda McCoy

Elected : USSSA National Hall of Fame: November 1986, Las Vegas, NV.
Inducted : November 1987, Orlando, FL.

Linda, who led PACE to the Women's Class 'A' World Title in 1977, was inducted into the USSSA National Hall of Fame in the Female Player Category.

Linda grew up in Champaign, Illinois. After graduating from SUNY Brockport, she was hired in 1972 by the Webster Central School District and became a "New Yorker." She has been in New York ever since - 31 years as a physical education teacher. She has taught both at the high school and middle school level. During these 31 years Linda has had the great opportunity to coach varsity field hockey, basketball, and softball as well as coach modified (7th and 8th grades) basketball and Assistant Varsity Softball Coach for R.L. Thomas High School.

Linda collected over 1,000 hits during her long-playing career. While at the height of her career, Linda's famous Fighting Green and Gold Team was a consistent national contender, winning one championship and finishing second twice during a four-year span. Linda was named to the Women's All World Team three times. A line drive hitter, Linda started out as a tough defensive outfielder and played in nine USSSA World Tournaments.

Linda took a brief retirement from softball in order to have a child, but returned to collect her 1,000th hit. She joins her husband Duane McCoy, as the first Husband and Wife team in the USSSA Hall of Fame.