Shady Side Academy girls' varsity soccer coach Mary Lynch has been named the 2019 United Soccer Coaches East Regional Private/Parochial High School Coach of the Year. Lynch will be presented with the award on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Baltimore during the 73rd United Soccer Coaches Convention. As a regional winner she is also in the running for the national High School Coach of the Year award.
In 2019, Lynch led the SSA girls soccer team to a 20-2 overall record, the program's fourth WPIAL Class A championship and second-place finish in the PIAA state tournament.
Lynch has been head coach of the SSA girls soccer team since 2013 and also teaches English and history at SSA Senior School.
United Soccer Coaches is the world's largest soccer coaches' organization and serves members at every level of the game. Learn more about the High school Coach of the Year award program here.Congratulations, Coach Lynch!