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NIU football: Jordan Lynch to become new head coach at Mount Carmel High School

DeKALB – Northern Illinois running backs coach Jordan Lynch is making another return. This time, it’ll be at a different alma mater.

Lynch, 27, is leaving the Huskies and will become the head coach at Mount Carmel High School in Chicago, multiple sources confirmed to the Daily Chronicle on Friday morning. Mount Carmel later released an official statement Friday afternoon.

“I’m incredibly excited to be returning to the Caravan,” Lynch said in a release. “I learned so much during my years at Mount Carmel, and will always be grateful to the great coaches who taught me character and what it means to sustain a winning tradition.

“I can’t wait to get started.”

Lynch takes over for legendary coach Frank Lenti, who is stepping down after amassing a state-best 374 career wins, 31 appearances in the state playoffs and 11 state titles. Lynch played under Lenti from 2006 to 2009.

Lynch, a Chicago native, graduated from Mount Carmel in 2009 and played at NIU from 2010 to 2013. He was hired as NIU’s running backs coach March 8.

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