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Molloy hires Kate Lynch to coach women's hoops

Southern Connecticut's Kate Lynch, right, guards Connecticut's Maya

Southern Connecticut's Kate Lynch, right, guards Connecticut's Maya Moore. (Nov. 6, 2007) Credit: AP

Molloy hired Kate Lynch as its new women's basketball coach. Lynch was named the NJCAA coach of the year after guiding the Community College of Rhode Island to a 25-7 record. Her team won three straight regional titles.

Lynch previously was an assistant at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the director of basketball operations at Fairfield. She played four years at Southern Connecticut State, where she was twice named a first team All-American. Lynch led the 2007 Owls to the national title and is the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,779 points.

"We are really excited to have Kate leading our women's basketball program," Molloy athletic director Susan Cassidy-Lyke said in a statement. "Her success as a player, and more recently as a coach, will give us a great opportunity to get back to an ECC Championship. I am confident in her ability to recruit student-athletes that will be successful in the classroom and on the court. She will be a tremendous role model for our current student-athletes.''

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