Mr. Christopher Lynch '82 Receives Yearbook Dedication
His life has been a lesson to us all – and it brought members of the Chaminade Family to their feet in applause Thursday morning. Following monthly school Mass, editors of the Crimson and Gold yearbook dedicated its 2017 edition to Mr. Christopher Lynch '82, health teacher and longtime science teacher and athletic coach at Chaminade.
He has been a fixture in the halls and on the fields at Chaminade for more than three decades. If a graduate didn't have Mr. Lynch for class, or as a football or baseball coach, or as a homeroom moderator, they know him as a trusted friend – a man whose words of wisdom guided them through challenging times.
Someone who always put his students first, Mr. Lynch continues to support Chaminade men even through his own difficulties. Mr. Lynch is currently undergoing treatment for stomach cancer. His story is well-known to the school community.
"Despite this challenge, his confident stride and golden smile never skipped a beat," said Ryan Smith '17, co-editor-in-chief. "Throughout his treatment, he taught us all how to hold one's head high and to never give up the fight – a true example of the Chaminade Man."
Upon receiving the award, Mr. Lynch shared several heartfelt remarks to the assembled student body.
"My faith, my family, and my friends have given me a lot over the last few years," Mr. Lynch explained. "I've been here since 1978, and we're all here for you guys. Life goes quick. But, my mother always told me, 'Your life is God's gift to you. What you do with your life is your gift to God.'"
Congratulations, Coach Lynch. Our family continues to pray for you every day.