Linda Seaver and Carlie Brandt

Linda Seaver, left, coached the LS-H girls tennis team for 36 years. Carlie Brandt, right, said of Seaver, “She is an incredible coach and person.” (File photo/

When looking at a coaching career that spans 36 years, there are going to be countless challenges, opportunities, highs and lows, as well as unique people and memories. From jumping headfirst into coaching girls tennis to finishing up a legendary career, Linda Seaver experienced every aspect of joy, pain and camaraderie that can be shared among generations of girls that played parts in her Le Sueur-Henderson tennis program.

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The Le Sueur-Henderson Giants girls tennis team were the 2020 conference champions after a one-loss regular season. The Giants also finished runner-up in the Section 2A tournament. (Photo courtesy of Linda Seaver)

Greta Nesbit, Linda Seaver

Greta Nesbit smiles as she embraces coach Linda Seaver after qualifying for state in 2019. The Nesbits are one of many families that Seaver worked with through multiple generations. (File photo/


Chuck Frauendienst, financial representative with Modern Woodmen Insurance, presented a check in the amount of $4,021.14 to Linda Seaver, Le Sueur-Henderson High School tennis coach, to be donated to the Blue and Gold. The funds were raised from a tennis tournament held June 28, 2014 in memory of Katelyn Hank, player and co-captain of the tennis teams, who passed away in a sledding accident in 2013. The funds were used to purchase a tennis hitting wall in Katelyn’s memory. The tournament raised $2,771.14 and Modern Woodmen Insurance matched $1,250 of those funds. Pictured are Chuck Frauendienst, Linda Seaver and John and Ashely Hank, parents of Katelyn Hank. (Submitted photo)

Linda Seaver 2015

Linda Seaver, gray sweatshirt, talks to the Giants varsity tennis team at the end of a preseason practice in 2015. (File photo/

Linda Seaver

LS-H head tennis coach Linda Seaver, pictured here in 2012, led the Giants tennis program for 36 years before retiring from the role this fall.

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Le Sueur-Henderson seniors Erica Cronk (left) and Kylie Dunning smile with head coach Linda Seaver after they won the Section 2A doubles championship at Swanson Tennis Center to qualify for state in 2018. (File photo)

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