Bayport resident Brian Lynch is among a list of inductees to be named to the Golden Eagles Athletic Hall of Fame at St. Joseph's College.
The honor recognizes the 1996 alumnus, and former baseball team captain and MVP, for a commitment to educationand athletics.
The induction ceremony will be held Friday, October 5 at 6 p.m. at the John A. Danzi Athletic Center located on the College’s Long Island Campus in Patchogue.
Lynch was a four-year starter who played eight of nine positions on the field. At the end of his SJC playing career, Lynch had posted a.338 batting average and his career statistics ranked in the program’s top five in hits, doubles, triples, homeruns, RBIs, runs scored and stolen bases.
Named to the NAIA All-District 31 team, Lynch became captain and MVP, as he made both the Knickerbocker and All-Independent Conference Team. Following graduation, Lynch signed a professional contract and played for the Rhode Island Tiger Sharks of the Northeast Professional Baseball League, as well as the Belgium Baseball Federation.
Lynch later returned to SJC as an assistant softball coach and helped Coach Gary Smith to a record of 128-55, including three conference championships and the College’s first NCAA tournament appearance in 2000.
He earned an M.S. from Hofstra University in Physical Education and currently teaches elementary physical education and coaches junior varsity baseball in the Brentwood school district. He lives in Bayport with his wife, Laurie, and their son.