Danielle Lynch
Danielle Lynch
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 717-948-6792
Email: dml35@psu.edu
Previous College: Rutgers

Alma Mater - Rutgers 2003, Bucknell (Masters 2010)

  • Danielle Lynch is the first men's and women's track & field head coach in Penn State Harrisburg history.  The 2014-15 indoor and outdoor seasons was the first of competition for the Lions' newest athletic program but Lynch began her tenure as head men's and women's cross country coach in the fall of 2013. 
  • In the fall of 2013, Lynch helped the Lions to win their home invitational match for the first time in school history. 
  • Lynch takes over at Penn State Harrisburg following an eight-year stint as an assistant at Bucknell where she coached the sprinters, middle distance runners and hurdlers under Bison head coach Kevin Donner.  Lynch coached over 30 Patriot League champions and 20 of her runners hold school records at Bucknell.  Several of her student-athletes were NCAA Regional and Junior National Qualifiers. 
  • Prior to her time at Bucknell, Lynch spent two years as an assistant at Army.  She coached the sprinters and hurdlers and helped the Black Knights men’s team win two Patriot League outdoor championships, as well as an IC4A outdoor title.
  • A hurdling standout and graduate of Rutgers, Lynch competed in the sprints, hurdles and multi events and was named co-captain and MVP of the Scarlet Knights women’s team her senior year.  She clocked a 400 hurdle time of 58.28 and competed at the NCAA Championships, USATF National Championships and in the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials.
  • Lynch is a charter member of the Alliance for Women’s Coaches, a member of the Athletics Diversity Issues Planning Committee, an NCAA Women’s Coaching Academy Graduate and the Graduate Chapter President and Undergraduate Advisor of the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated, Susquehanna University.
  • After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Anthropology from Rutgers in 2003, Lynch earned her Masters of Science in Education from Bucknell in 2010.  She currently resides in Harrisburg, Pa. with her husband, Tony, her daughter, Olivia, and son, Anthony.