I just learned of Mr. Lindner's passing. (53 years after graduation and I still feel compelled to call him, “Mr. Lindner”, not Ernie. I dreaded those basketball half time lectures, but I loved basketball so much that I looked forward to practice every day. He was a unique character, unforgettable, firm, fair and honest. I had hoped to see him once again but have missed that opportunity. The youth of today could benefit from knowing people like Ernie Lindner to help mold them into solid, firm and fair individuals. May you rest in peace.
Heaven has a new angel. Rest with tbe Lord, in Peace always.
I am deeply saddened to learn of Coach Lindner's passing. At the start of the final JV tryout practice of my freshman year (1963) he told me I had not made the team and that I would be on the freshman team. After practicing with the freshmen that day he called me in again and told me he changed his mind and that I had made the JV team after all. I ended up playing all four years for him and loved every minute, except when we got upset in the state semifinals when I was a junior in 1965, and when he had us run those dreaded full court weaves after a long practice. He was tough as nails and was very hard on us, but we all knew he loved us. I learned a great deal about teamwork and responsibility from him. I moved away after high school and hadn't seen him for many years when I last saw him at his hall of fame induction ceremony about 20 years ago and he recognized me right away and we had a great time reminiscing. Rest in peace Coach.
Dear Barbara: We are deeply saddened. We have lost a very dear friend but the memories are strong. We hold you both in are prayers; God Bless you and grant you Peace.
I remember Mr.Linder well he was a great coach and wonderful person,and friend to all his students God Bless you sir,rest in peace.