Berkeley College Athletics Names Jay Lynch Head Coach of Women's Basketball Program

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The Berkeley College Department of Athletics recently announced the appointment of Jay Lynch as Head Coach of the Women’s Basketball program. The Berkeley College Women’s Basketball team had an outstanding season last year and was ranked No. 1 among 41 teams nationwide, according to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Coaches Poll.

Mr. Lynch, a graduate of John Jay College, brings with him experience as a successful recruiter, coach and player.

Andy DeStephano, Berkeley College Director of Athletics, said Mr. Lynch built a program that was nationally respected on a yearly basis in the USCAA Division I conference. 

“Coach Lynch believes in recruiting quality student athletes who represent themselves and their institution with pride and respect,” Mr. DeStephano said. “He has a passion for seeing students reach their potential on the court and in the classroom. We are enthusiastic about the potential he brings to Berkeley College.”

Coach Lynch is one of only a few individuals to play on and coach an undefeated team in the competitive New York Catholic League while earning his undergraduate degree.  He also spent time coaching at Seaford High School and was the Head Coach at the Academy of St. Joseph in Brentwood, NY. He lives with his family in Long Beach, NY.

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students – including more than 900 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, the School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Graduate Studies, which will begin offering a Master of Business Administration degree in Management in September 2015.

Berkeley College has three New York locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are six locations – Clifton, Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. In January 2015, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College one of the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Degrees for the second consecutive year.  The website address

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