Ryan Lynn Named St. Bonaventure Head Coach

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. Director of Athletics Steve Watson announced the hiring of Ryan Lynn as St. Bonaventure's head coach. Lynn, a Baldwinsville, N.Y. native, joins St. Bonaventure after spending the past two seasons as the top assistant at Division II power Le Moyne.

Lynn joined Le Moyne in September 2009, helping the Dolphins transition from Division I to Division II. Under his guidance as defensive coordinator, Le Moyne, who advanced to the NCAA Championship Semifinals in 2011, became the No. 2-ranked Division II team in the nation and boasted the nation's top scoring defense at just 5.06 goals per game.

"We believe we've found a rising star in the coaching ranks," says Watson. "We are very excited to have Ryan on board and look forward to him getting started."

Lynn also served as the Dolphins' recruiting coordinator in each of his two seasons, developing extensive ties to Central and Western New York, Long Island and Denver.

"As a team, we believe that with hard work and dedication we will bring a new era to Bonnies lacrosse," says Lynn. "I would like to thank Director of Athletics Steve Watson, Senior Associate Athletic Director Barb Questa and the entire athletics administration for their hospitality throughout the hiring process and for their confidence in me to lead this team into a new era.

"In addition I would like to thank the people at Le Moyne College that helped get me to this point: Director of Athletics Matt Basset, Associate Director of Compliance Tim Fenton, and head women's lacrosse coach Beth Hewitt."

Lynn was as an assistant coach for the Buffalo State from 2006-2009, adding assistant women's basketball duties in 2008. He assisted in recruiting for a nationally-ranked Division III program and used his experience as a former starter for the UB club lacrosse team to mentor goalies that eventually ranked second and third in all-time saves for the Bengals.

In his hometown, Lynn also served as the head coach for the Central New York Elite Lacrosse Club.

A 2004 graduate of University at Buffalo and a 2008 graduate of Buffalo State, Lynn holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from UB and a master's degree in student personnel administration from Buffalo State.


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