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After serving as Stanford's assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator for the 2008 and 2009 seasons, Ron Lynn is in his fourth year as the program's director of player development.
Lynn's primary duties focus on all aspects of Stanford's football operations and recruiting.
One of the most respected defensive minds in the game, Lynn's long line of experience includes holding defensive coordinator positions with the San Diego Chargers (1986-91), Cincinnati Bengals (1992-93) and Washington Redskins (1994-96). He was a secondary coach in the NFL with the New England Patriots (1997-99), Oakland Raiders (2000-03) and San Francisco 49ers (2004).
Lynn got his start in coaching as a graduate assistant at Toledo in 1966 before returning to his alma mater, Mount Union, where he coached from 1967-73.
Lynn then moved to coaching positions at Kent State (1974-76), San Jose State (1977-78), Pacific (1979) and California (1980-82), where he served as defensive coordinator.
His first professional coaching position was with Oakland Invaders of the USFL, where he worked as the team's defensive coordinator for all three years of the team's existence (1983-85).
Lynn graduated from Mount Union in 1966 with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. He later added a master's degree in education from Toledo in 1970.
Lynn and his wife, Cynthia, have three children - Ryon, John and Alec.