Bill Lynch (June 12, 1954, Indianapolis, Indiana) is the head coach for the Indiana Hoosiers football team. He has spent 31 years coaching football, with 30 of those years coming in Indiana, where he was born and raised. He is a 2005 inductee into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame.
Lynch graduated from Bishop Chatard High School in Indianapolis in 1972. He moved on to Butler University where was a four year letterwinner as the quarterback for the football squad and a captain of the basketball team. He quarterbacked the football team to a 28-12 record, led the nation in pass percentage in 1975, and often jokes that he "held" Larry Bird to 42 points in his final college basketball game.
Lynch's first head coaching position was at his alma mater, where four of his five teams finished in the Top 20 Division II Poll.