Alumni, Friends and Family of Jim Linthicum
This special scholarship was created in memory of Coach James Linthicum. Jim became part of the inaugural staff at De Anza College teaching Physical Education and coaching football and tennis, then track & cross country for 34 years. Three times, Jim was named Coach of the Year. He was inducted into the COA Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame in 2004. During his career at De Anza, Jim served as De Anza Physical Education Division Chairman and Athletic Director. He retired in 2004.
Jim’s commitment and positivity touched the lives of countless students and athletes over his 39 years of teaching. He always had a smile and kind words about everyone. He was passionate about giving back to others in the form of coaching.
When he passed in 2022, De Anza alumni, friends and family created an endowment to support a scholarship that would honor Coach Linthicum’s legacy.