NIU's Lynch Gets First Head Coaching Job

He's returning to his high school alma mater.

DEKALB - Chicago Mount Carmel High School needed someone to fill the large shoes of legendary football coach Frank Lenti. They believe they've found that someone in Jordan Lynch.

The former NIU Heisman Trophy finalist and quarterback is headed back to his high school alma mater to be the head coach of the Caravan.

"Following in the footsteps of the greatest coach in Illinois history, we needed someone whose record would inspire respect and confidence from his student-athletes and colleagues, and who understands the high standards of Mount Carmel's program," said Mount Carmel President Ned Hughes in a statement released by the school.

Lenti coached the Caravan to 374 wins, 31 playoff appearances and 11 state championships.  Lynch played at Mount Carmel before graduating in 2009. He went on to set national records as a quarterback for NIU and he finished third in the Heisman Trophy race in 2013.

Lynch spent this season as a running backs coach at NIU.  Lynch also spent two years playing in the CFL with Edmonton and he was invited to training camp with the Bears in 2014.

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