THE FLATS – Christy Lynch, Georgia Tech women’s tennis alumus and member of the 2007 NCAA National Championship team, has been promoted to associate head coach as announced by head coach Rodney Harmon.
“I am happy for Christy,” Harmon stated. “She deserves this promotion for all the outstanding work she has done to help build our program.”
Entering her fifth season on the staff, Lynch has helped the program reach several milestones since her arrival in 2014-15. Most recently, the Yellow Jackets reached the NCAA Championship semifinals in 2017-18, marking just the second trip to the final four in program history.
In her four years on the coaching staff, Lynch has helped Tech to four NCAA Tournament appearances and two 20-plus-win campaigns, while helping mentor 11 all-ACC selections and two all-America honorees. The Jackets have twice reached both the ACC Tournament semifinals and championship match under the guidance of Lynch.
Following the 2017 campaign, when Tech posted a 27-5 overall dual record, 13-1 ACC ledger and reached the NCAA Round of 16 for the second consecutive year, Lynch was tabbed the ITA Southeast Region assistant coach of the year. The award was just the second in Georgia Tech program history for an assistant coach.
A regular appearance in the Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings, the Jackets rose to No. 2 in the national poll last season, marking the highest national ranking since 2008.
Lynch played for the Yellow Jackets from 2005-09 and was part of one of the most memorable Georgia Tech teams in program history. During her time on the court, Tech won the 2007 NCAA Championship, four ACC titles and two ITA National Team Indoor titles. Following graduation, Lynch competed professionally before becoming a coach.
Lynch returned to The Flats in 2012, serving as a volunteer assistant coach during Harmon’s first season at the helm of the Jackets. After a brief stint at Emory as the women’s tennis assistant coach in 2013, Lynch returned to The Flats as an assistant coach.