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Ken Lindgren
Ken  Lindgren

Last College:
Long Beach

Position:
Coach

Induction Year:
1997


10/12/2013

USA Water Polo Mourns The Loss Of Ken Lindgren

Long Beach State icon helped two Olympic teams to silver medals

Elected to Hall of Fame: 1997, Life Member

Club: Inland New Pike, Phillips 66 WPC, Fullerton WPC

College: Cal. State University, Fullerton Coll., Long Beach State

High School: Whittier HS

Playing Record: HS 1954-1957, College 1958-60, Club Inland/New Pike

Participation:

  • AAU Senior National Championship Team outdoor 1963, 64
  • AAU Senior National Championship Team indoor 1964
  • Pacific College Champions
  • Pan American Team 1963 1st Alternate

Coach:

  • AAU National Championship Team outdoor 1974
  • Pacific Athletic Association Championship Team 1975
  • Cal. State Univ. Long Beach 1972-1979
  • US National Team Assistant Coach 1976-1981
  • US Pan American Team Assistant Coach 1979
  • US Olympic Team Assistant Coach 1984
  • Coached Tim Shaw at Long Beach State

Honors:

  • Captain Whittier HS Team 2 years
  • All PAC Team while at Cal State
  • Captain of Long Beach State Team
  • MVP at State Collegiate Championships
  • Best Sportsmanship Award at Long Beach State
  • All State 1st Team
  • All America W/P Team 1962
  • Pan American Trials Team Captain

Personal:

  • Married - Wife Jackie
  • Math Teacher Long Beach State
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