Linn was the head college football coach for the PittsburghPanthers located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He held that position for the 1895 season. His coaching record at Pittsburgh was 1 win and 6 losses. As of the conclusion of the 2010 season, this ranks him #30 at Pittsburgh in total wins and #30 at the school in winning percentage (.143). He was born in Shippensburg in 1870. He died in Redwood, Minnesota in 1949 and was buried in Redwood Falls Cemetery.