The tragic death of MLB star Tim Lincecum’s wife

Cristin Coleman, wife of former MLB pitcher Tim Lincecum, has been in the education field for many years. Coleman, a former teacher at Park School in Mill Valley, eventually transitioned into a starring role at Washington Elementary School’s Burlingame in 2018, according to The San Francisco Chronicle. She was also an assistant principal at Edna Maguire Elementary School. Outside of the classroom, she and the former San Francisco Giants pitcher recently married.

Lincecum retired in 2016 and has been living a very private life ever since, according to the Daily Mail. He is a two-time Cy Young winner, four-time All-Star player, and has won the World Series three times as a giant. Off the field, his brother died in 2018 and it was announced that his wife died of breast cancer on June 27.

“The Giants were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Tim Lincecum’s wife, Cristin Coleman,” the San Francisco Giants said in a statement tweet on August 11th. “Our deepest condolences go out to Tim, Cristin’s family and everyone whose lives she has touched as a friend and teacher.” Coleman was 38 at the time of his death.

Cristin Coleman was a “kind, compassionate” person

Cristin Coleman, wife of MLB star Tim Lincecum, was reportedly at home with her family when she died, according to the San Mateo Daily Journal. “[Coleman] had a sharp intelligence and a kind, compassionate manner — an ‘ease of being’ — that enabled her to navigate life gracefully, always looking for ways to help and support others,” her parents said in one Email sent to the community.

In December 2021, the Washington Elementary School community surprised Coleman by decorating the school with origami paper cranes in her honor. Posting their reaction on Instagram, they captioned the post, “Principal Cristin Coleman enjoyed the cranes the @weswildcatsbsd community made for her.” The comments section was also filled with positive messages for Coleman, with one commenter writing, “Prayers and love for Cristine! What a beautiful symbol of the community’s support and love.” Another user commented, “Love you and miss you Ms. Coleman!!!”

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Our condolences to Coleman’s family and Tim Lincecum’s family at this difficult time.