Former EHS teacher, coach Bill Linhart remembered for energy, ability to get most out of people Featured

Bill Linhart (right) poses with Emporia High Athletic Director Curtis Simons after being honored for his work at Emporia High and the Glacier's Edge basketball tournament. Bill Linhart (right) poses with Emporia High Athletic Director Curtis Simons after being honored for his work at Emporia High and the Glacier's Edge basketball tournament. Emporia High School photo

Energetic, passionate, fun. Those are some of the attributes linked to former Emporia High teacher and basketball coach Bill Linhart after his death Thursday at the age of 72.


Longtime Emporia State men's basketball coach Ron Slaymaker, now the coach of the Chase County girls basketball program, says Linhart was good at whatever he set his mind to doing, whether it was teaching, playing basketball, coaching or refereeing.

Jeff Longbine was on Linhart's 1980 Emporia High team that made it to the Class 5A championship game.

A memorial service will be held at 2 pm March 18 at Emporia's First United Methodist Church.

3:30 pm Saturday: Funeral services announced for former Emporia High teacher, coach Bill Linhart

Former Emporia High teacher and coach Bill Linhart died recently

Linhart was 72 when he passed away Thursday. He taught at Emporia High until the mid-2000s and was head coach of the boys basketball team that finished second in Class 5A in 1980, losing to Kapaun-Mt. Carmel.

Memorial services will be at 2 pm March 18 at Emporia’s First United Methodist Church.

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