The 2003 Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year, Bob Lynch is in his 30th year at the helm of the Saint Joseph's University golf program. During his tenure, he has led the Hawks back to prominence as one of the stronger programs in the Northeast and coached three Hawks to All-Region selections and 19 golfers overall to A-10 All-Conference honors, most recently rising senior Michael O'Brien in 2018-19.
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 is an avid golfer. The 51-year old works for Spikes, a company that specializes in trophies and plaques. The Richboro, Pa., resident also works 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. A 1979 graduate of La Salle University, Lynch and his wife Monica are the parents of five children: Maureen, Bob, Dan, Brian, and Jim.