Jerry Lynch is entering his fifth season as a consultant with the Maryland women's lacrosse team. He is a prominent sports psychologist who has worked with numerous collegiate teams, many of which have either advanced to the NCAA Final Four or won the NCAA title.
Lynch runs the Tao Sports Center for Excellence, a sports psychology firm, which is based in Santa Cruz, Calif. He has published eight books and has had 75 published articles.
The Terrapins have won five straight NCAA titles and three ACC titles since his arrival. Lynch also works with the field hockey team who captured the 1999 national championship and their second straight ACC championship. Maryland's women's basketball and volleyball teams also use Lynch as a consultant throughout their seasons.
After earning his bachelor's degree in English from St. Francis College, Lynch earned his master's degree in psychology from Penn State and his Ph. D. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he has earned a Ph. D. in comparative religions from the American College of Theology and a master's degree in family and child counseling from California.