Girls Varsity Basketball · Free State Athletic Department Announces Head Girls Basketball Coach

The Lawrence Free State Athletic Department is excited to announce Chris Linner as the Head Coach of the Lady Firebirds Basketball Program!

Born and raised in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, Coach Linner attended Shawnee Mission West High School. He went on to play collegiate basketball at Graceland University, and graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Social Studies Education.  Coach Linner spent the past two seasons as the JV/Varsity Assistant Girls Basketball Coach at Blue Valley Northwest High School.  Coach Linner also has experiencing in coaching girls soccer and volleyball.

As we continue to plan the remainder of the Summer and the start of the new school year, we will provide opportunities for Free State student-athletes and parents to meet Coach Linner.  Please continue to monitor the Free State Athletics website ( and the Free State Athletic Department’s Twitter account (@ADFaunceLawFS) for more information

Welcome to the Firebird family, Coach Linner!