Longtime Saint Joseph's head golf coach Bob Lynch was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame City All Star Chapter on April 9 at the organization's 28th Annual Awards Banquet.
Now in his 30th season as head coach of the Hawks, Lynch ed the Hawks back to prominence as one of the stronger programs in the Northeast and coached two Hawks to All-Region selections and 18 golfers overall to A-10 All-Conference honors.
The architect of one of the region's most demanding schedules, Lynch took the Saint Joseph's program to the cusp of its first-ever NCAA Championship berth in 2003 as the Hawks placed second at the Atlantic 10 Championship. The Crimson and Gray's previous best effort at A-10s was third place, a feat the squad accomplished three straight seasons from 1993-95.
He also guided the team to a berth in the Eastern Intercollegiate Golf Association Championships each of those seasons. In his career as head coach, Lynch has compiled an overall record of 20 wins and 22 losses. The last dual meet competition for SJU was a 426-465 win over Lafayette at Llanerch Country Club during the 1992-93 season. Since that time, SJU has competed solely in invitational events that have taken the Hawks all over the country.
A former standout at Father Judge High School, Lynch has also served as an official at high school and college basketball games and works on the scorer's table for both Saint Joseph's men's and women's basketball games.
Also inducted at the awards banquet were Jim Ambrosius, Carmen Betoni, Keita Crespina, Ted Cushmore, Steve DiSangro, Sharrif Floyd, Rob Holiday, Marty Jackson, Joe Kaiser, William A. Lamb, John Parsons and Veronica Smythe Snyder
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