Bill Lynch - Head Football Coach, Indiana University
A native and lifelong Hoosier with 32 years coaching experience in the state,
Bill Lynch is in his fourth year at the helm of the Indiana football program. In
his three seasons, the Hoosiers reached the postseason and won seven games in a
season for the first time since 1993 and won the Old Oaken Bucket for the first
time since 2001. IU has boasted three All-Americans, two second-round NFL Draft
picks, eight NFL Scouting Combine participants, nine All-Big Ten selections, one
Academic All-American and 52 Academic All-Big Ten honorees.
all-conference selections are the most in a three-year stretch for the Hoosiers
since 1993-95 and the 52 Academic All-Big Ten honorees are the most in a
three-year period in IU history.
Lynchâ€™s charges have received national
recognition both on and off the field over the last three seasons. Indiana has
produced two Ted Hendricks Award finalists, one finalist for the Lou Groza
Award, one semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award. Three Hoosiers have been
invited to the Texas vs. Nation Challenge, two have played in the Senior Bowl
and two have participated in the East-West Shrine Game.
Lynch is also an active member in the community, not only in
Bloomington, but throughout the state. He made over 70 public appearances across
the state during the 2009 offseason. Lynch and his wife, Linda, are the
co-chairpersons for the 2010 Heroes for the American Red Cross campaign. The
football program is also actively involved with the Bloomington Boys & Girls
Club and the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.
In 2009, the
Hoosiers produced at least three All-Big Ten honorees for the second time in
three seasons. Wide receiver Tandon Doss, defensive end Jammie Kirlew and left
tackle Rodger Saffold earned conference honors. Doss collected first team
accolades from the conference media and second team laurels from the conference
coaches, while Kirlew garnered second team honors from both groups. Saffold was
named a second team member by the coaches. Cornerback Ray Fisher, linebacker
Matt Mayberry, defensive end Greg Middleton and Saffold received honorable
mention recognition from the media, and quarterback Ben Chappell, Fisher and
Mayberry carded honorable mention from the coaches.
Middleton and safety Nick Polk each participated in the 2010 NFL Scouting
Combine, giving IU the third-most players at the Combine in the Big Ten. Three
of the four also played in postseason All-Star games. Saffold shined at the 2010
East-West Shrine Game, while Kirlew and Polk received invitations to the 2010
Texas vs. Nation Challenge.
In the classroom, 42 Hoosier football student-athletes carried
a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) in the 2009 fall semester or a cumulative GPA of
3.0 or higher. Chappell, Trea Burgess and Brandon Bugg earned ESPN The Magazine
Academic All-District V honors and 18 Hoosiers carded Academic All-Big Ten
Lynch completed his first season as Indiana head coach in 2007,
leading the Hoosiers to a 7-6 record and a trip to the Insight Bowl. He is the
only head coach in Hoosier history to guide a team to a bowl game in his debut
season and just the fourth coach in IU lore to patrol the sidelines for a
postseason contest. The teamâ€™s seven victories were the second most for a
first-year Indiana head coach, behind only James M. Sheldon, who went 8-1-1 in
Two of Lynchâ€™s 2007 charges were selected on the first day of the
NFL Draft. The New Orleans Saints picked cornerback Tracy Porter with the 40th
selection, while the Buffalo Bills took wide receiver James Hardy in the 41st
slot. Indiana and Michigan were the only Big Ten teams with multiple selections
on day one. It also marked the first time IU had two players selected on day one
Porter, Hardy, kicker Austin Starr, quarterback Kellen Lewis
and Middleton each collected All-Big Ten honors, while Hardy, Starr and
Middleton also received All-America recognition. Hardy and Middleton both
collected second team honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation and third
team laurels from the Associated Press, while Starr captured second team status
from the AP.
In addition to success on the field, Lynch stresses the
importance of earning a degree from one of the top academic institutions in the
country. A school-record 22 Hoosiers earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2008,
over 25 percent of the roster recorded a grade point average of 3.0, and Starr
earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V honors for the third straight
Lynch signed an agreement on November 26, 2007, to remain Indiana Universityâ€™s head football coach through July 1, 2012. He was named IUâ€™s 27th head coach on June 15, 2007. Lynch has compiled a 95-90-3 (.513) career record with stops in Bloomington, at Butler, Ball State and DePauw. He has won or shared six conference or divisional titles in his 17 seasons. Lynch has 33 overall years of coaching experience, spending 32 of those seasons in the state of Indiana.
THE PROGRAMWe would like to invite you to attend our summer football camps at Indiana University. You will have the opportunity to develop the fundamentals and techniques that will help you become a better football player. Our staff will personally work with you and put you through the same drills that our players use. Regardless of the offense or defense you use, the fundamentals of the game are the same. So bring a teammate or your whole team and head for Bloomington. Football camp at I.U. will be an experience you'll remember for a long time. Go Hoosiers!
HOUSING-- More Information Coming Soon!
MEDICAL-- A certified athletic trainer will be on call to care for minor injuries and attend to all athletic training needs. I.U. Health Center services will also be available to each camper on a fee for service basis. Parents must complete the consent form on the linked page with the application.
THE TEAM CAMP DAILY SCHEDULE
|7:45 a.m.||Breakfast (resident campers)|
|9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.||Practice|
|11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.||Lunch|
|9 p.m.||Game Night at Memorial Stadium|
|10:30 p.m.||Lights out|