Bishop Lynch High School
Bishop Lynch High School is a college preparatory school of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas founded by the Dominican Order in Dallas, Texas, United States. The school serves grades 9–12. It opened in 1963 with 365 students and now has over 1,000 students. In keeping with its Dominican tradition, the school mascot is a friar.
|Bishop Lynch High School|
9750 Ferguson Road
|Type||Private, Diocesan, Coeducational|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic,|
|School district||TAPPS 6A|
|Principal||Dr. Chad Riley|
|Chaplain||Father Edwin Leonard|
|Student to teacher ratio||13:1|
|Color(s)||Black and White|
|Sports||Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Football, Soccer, Wrestling, Track and Field, Powerlifting, Cross Country, Swimming, Crew, Lacrosse, Tennis, Golf, Bowling, Brigade, Cheer|
|Accreditation||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools |
|Principal||Dr. Chad Riley|
|Director of Student Formation||Candice Barbosa|
|Admissions Director||Tricia Roos|
|Men's Athletic Director||Greg Price|
|Women's Athletic Director||Allison Daus|
The Bishop Lynch TAPPS Academic team of 2011–12, composed of volunteer student competitors from specialties such as Computer Science and Mathematics to Persuasive Speaking and Literary Criticism, brought home the team State Title for the eighth straight year with individual state champions in Spelling, Literary Criticism, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Number Sense, Mathematics, and Advanced Mathematics.
The annual academic, artistic, and athletic achievements of TAPPS member schools are charted in a "school-of-the-year" contest. The results are compiled and the school with the most points is recognized as the overall champion. Bishop Lynch has won the distinction in the following school years: 1995-1996, 1997–1998, 1999–2000 and every school year since.
Bishop Lynch is a member of TAPPS and participates in the 6A classification, the largest in the league.
In its history the school's football team has won one TCIL (1988) and six TAPPS (1994, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2003, and 2016) state championships. Their principal rivals have always been Trinity Christian Academy and Nolan Catholic High School. In recent years although, Prestonwood Christian Academy and Bishop Dunne have posed the biggest threats to Bishop Lynch in TAPPS football, with Bishop Lynch topping Dunne in a state championship thriller in 2016.
The Men's Soccer Team is coached by BL alumnus Mark Melancon, who has six state titles under his belt. The team contends for district and state every year with their primary rivals being Nolan Catholic High School and John Paul II High School.
The Lady Friar volleyball team has won 6 state titles, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Coach Tricia Roos also received the 2008, 2009, and 2010 District Coach of the Year award. The volleyball program is one of the most successful sports at bishop lynch. *
The Lady Friar basketball team has won 24 state titles, including 19 of the past 20 and a streak of 12 straight which ended in 2000. In 2008, Coach Andy Zihlman was named the Women's Basketball Coaches Association high school Coach of the Year.
The wrestling program has won the state championship in 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2008. In 2005 and 2008, the school also won the Prep State championship, a contest between TAPPS and SPC schools. The Friars wrestling team also placed second at the Prep National wrestling tournament in 2005 and 2006; the school placed 5th in 2007, and 2nd in 2008.
- Gene Nichol, '69, former president of the College of William and Mary, former dean of the University of North Carolina School of Law and the University of Colorado at Boulder Law School.
- Jim McIngvale, '69, aka Mattress Mack, founder of Gallery Furniture and owner of the Westside Tennis Club in Houston.
- Michael Duca, '70, Bishop of Shreveport
- Richard Martin '85, Grammy Award winner.
- Stephen Howard '88, former professional basketball player, played from 1992 to 1998 in the NBA for the Utah Jazz, the Toronto Raptors, the San Antonio Spurs and the Seattle SuperSonics.
- Jeff Brown, '88, Justice, Supreme Court of Texas.
- Nick Garcia, '97, professional soccer player, played for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer until 2010. Garcia won the 1996-97 Gatorade National Boys Soccer Player of the Year award, as well, while starring for powerhouse youth club, Dallas Texans. Garcia played college soccer at Indiana University, leading Indiana to consecutive national titles in 1998 and 1999. He was named 1997 National Freshman of the year and 1st All-American in 1999.
- Ryan Moats, '02, former running back for Houston Texans.
- Evan Gattis, '04, catcher and DH (designated hitter) for the Houston Astros.
- Justin Wren, Greco-Roman wrestler; professional Mixed Martial Artist currently competing in the Heavyweight division for Bellator MMA.
- Katy Crawford, a Christian music singer
- SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
- Bishop Lynch. "Bishop Lynch Tops TAPPS Academic State Championship for Eighth Consecutive Time". bishoplynch.org. Bishop Lynch. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
- "Bishop Lynch 2009 Academic Team". Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2009-07-22.
- TAPPS overall school of the year results Archived December 13, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- Bishop Lynch press release on winning TAPPS all-around trophy
- Bishop Lynch football
- Bishop Lynch wrestling
- Past TAPPS wrestling champions Archived April 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
- 2007 Prep National Wrestling Tournament, final team scores
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- "Executive Director". brooksidesoccer.org. Retrieved 2015-11-19.
- Thompson, Steve and Tanya Eiserer (August 15, 2009). "At Bishop Lynch, people not surprised Ryan Moats showed composure during controversial traffic stop". Dallas Morning News. WFAA. Archived from the original on February 21, 2014. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
- Bowman, Mark (March 19, 2012). "Back in the game, Gattis close to realizing dream". MLB.com. Retrieved February 21, 2014.