Lindley begins his 1st season as an assistant women's basketball
coach at Barton. Lindley comes to Barton from Wichita Collegiate
School, where he guided the Spartans to the Class 3A state title
this past season.
his four seasons at Collegiate, Lindley guided his teams to a combined
91-10 record with 3 straight state tournament appearances. In his
2nd season at the helm of the Spartans, Collegiate made it to the
finals of the Class 4A state tournament, finishing runner-up with
a 23-3 mark, then returned in 2005 for a 3rd place finish and a
24-2 overall record. This past season, the Spartans posted a perfect
mark, going 26-0 on their way to the Class 3A state title.
to coaching at Collegiate, Lindley started his coaching career as
the head coach at Wichita Independent School. There he led his team
to an 18-4 record in his 2nd season – the best mark in school
history and more wins than the school had its 3 previous seasons
combined. In his 1st season, Independent went 5-15. His overall
6-year high school coaching record of 114-29.
was tabbed as the 3A Coach-of-the-Year this season by the Kansas
Basketball Coaches Association. He was the Wichita Metro Coach-of-the-Year
the past two seasons as chosen by the Wichita Eagle.
was a high school legend during his high school days in the state
of Kansas. Lindley played for Christian Sunrise Academy in Wichita,
putting up more points than in anyone in the history of prep basketball
in the state. Lindley, who graduated from Sunrise in 1995, scored
more than 4300 points during his career. He netted 75 points in
one game. He was an all-state selection all four years of high school
and was honored as a Christian High School All-American as a sophomore,
junior, and senior. Lindley was the leading scorer in the state
of Kansas his final 3 years of basketball and led the nation in
scoring his senior with an average of 43 points a contest.
Lindley graduated from Wichita State University
with a Bachelor of Arts in Education majoring in Physical Education.
He graduated Cum Laude with a 3.493 GPA. He was a Kansas High School
Honor Scholar graduating from Sunrise Academy with a 3.9 GPA.
Girl’s Basketball Coach – Wichita Collegiate High School
2005-06 – 26-0, Class 3A State Champions (best record in school
2004-05 – 24-2, 3rd place Class 4A
2003-04 – 23-3, 2nd place Class 4A (1st 20-win season in school
2002-03 – 18-5, Sub State Finals
Total - 91-10
Girls’ Basketball Coach – Wichita Independent High School
2001-02 – 18-4, Sub-State semifinalist (best record in school
2000-01 – 5-15
Total – 23-19