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IU Gives Former DePauw Coach Bill Lynch a Four Year Contract

November 26, 2007

bill lynch sidelines.jpgNovember 26, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Bill Lynch, who served as DePauw University's head football coach in 2004, has signed a new four year contract to lead Indiana University's football program. Lynch left DePauw to become assistant head coach at IU and became interim head coach this season following the death of Terry Hoeppner. An Associated Press story reports that "Lynch had an 81-67-3 record in 14 seasons as coach at Ball State, Butler and DePauw and helped coach the Hoosiers quarterbacks in 1993 and 1994."

"Bill Lynch and his staff showed great leadership under trying circumstances," athletic director Rick Greenspan said in a statement today. "We are confident that the program can achieve consistent success under Bill's leadership."

Lynch's team was 7-5 this season "and the team is expected to receive its first bowl bid since 1993," notes the AP. "The Hoosiers finished the regular season with their most wins since 1993, reached bowl eligibility for the first time since 1994 and won its first Bill Lynch IU.jpgOld Oaken Bucket game over Purdue since 2001."

At DePauw, Bill Lynch succeeded Nick Mourouzis, who retired at the end of the 2003 season after 23 seasons of leading the Tiger football program. Lynch, a member of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame, led his team to an 8-2 record and became the first coach in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference history to be named 'Coach of the Year' in his debut campaign. Video Link [Download Video: "2004 Monon Memory" - 7774kb]

Read the complete text at MSNBC.com. Another article can be found at USA Today's site.

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