Head Coach Mary Lynch
Mary Bushnell Lynch became the head varsity girls' soccer coach at SSA in 2013, after serving as an assistant coach from 2010-2012. Her teams won WPIAL championships in 2010, 2013 and 2016, and were the PIAA runner-up in 2016. Coach Lynch took a year off from coaching in 2017 for the birth of her twin daughters and watched proudly as the team won its first PIAA state title, as assistant coach Leah Powers served as interim head coach.
Coach Lynch is an English teacher at SSA, where she has also helped to coach girls’ basketball and track. A native of Old Saybrook, Conn., Lynch was an all-state soccer player in high school. A 2005 graduate of Connecticut College, she was captain and a four-year member of both the women's soccer and basketball teams. After college, she spent three years as the assistant coach for the boys’ varsity soccer and basketball teams at St. Thomas More School, an all-boy’s boarding school in Conneticut, where she also taught English. Lynch then coached for two years at Trinity College, in Hartford, Conn., where she was an assistant coach for the girls’ soccer and basketball teams, taught in the physical education department, and completed her master’s degree.