Cristin Coleman, wife of former Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum, dies at 38

Cristin Coleman, the wife of former San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum, died earlier this summer, the baseball organization said.

Giants representatives confirmed her death in a tweet issued Thursday afternoon, writing that the organization was “extremely saddened” to learn of Coleman’s death.

“She was loved by the Giants family and her caring and genuine spirit touched those of us who were fortunate enough to know her during her and Timmy’s years with us,” the organization wrote.

Coleman died June 27 at home after battling cancer, the San Mateo Daily Journal reported.

According to public records, Coleman was 38 years old at the time of her death.

She was a longtime educator who worked as principal at Washington Elementary School in Burlingame, where she had been since 2018, according to her LinkedIn.

Prior to her position with the Burlingame School District, Coleman worked in Mill Valley as an assistant principal at Edna Maguire Elementary School and a teacher at Park School.

Shana Daum, senior vice president of communications and community affairs for the Giants, told The Chronicle that the team learned of Coleman’s death — and the fact that the two had recently married — on Thursday.

“Tim is extremely private and we honor and respect his privacy,” Daum said. “Our hearts are heavy upon learning this news.”

Spokespeople for Washington Elementary School and the Burlingame School District could not be reached for comment by press time.

Annie Vainshtein (she/her) is a staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. Email: avainshtein@sfchronicle.com. Twitter: @annievain

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