By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
DePauw Tigers head football coach Bill Lynch has retired. He announced his decision on Tuesday after coaching for more than 40 years.
He will officially retire on Jan. 2nd, 2020. A search has begun to find his replacement.
“The time is right for my family and me,” Lynch said. “I’ve been fortunate to have a great run in this profession, but with grandchild number 17 on the way there are many reasons for me to move on to the next stage with my family. Thanks to DePauw for the opportunity and especially to our director of athletics Stevie Baker-Watson. The support of the athletics and football staff has been outstanding and I really enjoyed coaching the young men who chose to attend DePauw.”
He was named the school’s head coach before the 2013 season. He went 53-27 at the school.
Lynch departs following a 6-4 season during the 2019 season. This was one of five winning seasons at the school.
His two losing seasons were 4-6 records in 2013 and in 2018.
“Bill is highly respected throughout college football and we will miss him tremendously,” Associate Vice President for Campus Wellness & Theodore Katula Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports Stevie Baker-Watson said. “His mentorship and positive influence on the hundreds of men who have played here have been amazing. He and his staff have built a strong and healthy program here at DePauw and have earned the respect of the entire DePauw family.”
As a head coach, he previously was employed by the Butler Bulldogs, Ball State Cardinals, and Indiana Hoosiers. Before this appointment as Tigers head coach from 2013 through 2019, he also served as the Tigers head coach in 2004.
As a college head football coach, he had a 145-122-3 record. His best record as a coach came at DePauw with a 53-27 record.