Thursday, February 21, 2008

Nice article about Petaluma coach Jim Lynch

Paramedic Jim Lynch is a track and cross-country coach at Petaluma High

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008


In his work Jim Lynch saves lives; in his avocation he teaches life. Lynch is a paramedic who doubles as cross country and track coach at Petaluma High School.

In his coaching mode, he teaches as much about the importance of hard work, integrity and teamwork as he does about technique.

To say his approach has been successful would be an understatement. This season’s Petaluma boys cross country team not only dominated Redwood Empire distance running, winning the Sonoma County League and North Coast Section championships, but it went on to become the first Redwood Empire boys team ever to reach the podium at a state meet, finishing second. Last spring, in his first year as head track coach, Lynch’s Trojan boys won the Sonoma County League championship.

Lynch never grew up or prepared to be a coach. He was raised in Terra Linda and graduated from Terra Linda High School. After high school he attended College of Marin before switching to the Stanford pre-hospital care program.

To read the entire article, check out the following link from the Argus Courier:

Saving lives and teaching life

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

jim is the man

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