Organization: Pro Football
Asst. Head Coach/RB
Lynn enters his first year with the Bills and his 16th year in the NFL in 2015. Lynn spent six seasons with the Jets overseeing the running backs and adding the title of assistant head coach in 2013. From 2009 - 2013, the Jets running game produced an NFL-leading 137.0 yards per game.
In four of his six years with the Jets, Lynn guided a back to a career high in yards: Chris Ivory (833 in 2013), Shonn Greene (1,054 in 2011 and 1,062 in 2012) and Thomas Jones (1,402 in 2009).
In 2013, Lynn split time between two primary running backs, Bilal Powell and Ivory, who were separated by only six carries, the fewest carries separating the top two runners for the Jets since 1991 when Blair Thomas (189) and Brad Baxter (184) were separated by five.
After Ivory was acquired in a draft-day trade, Lynn helped the fourth-year pro establish a team-leading 833 yards on 182 carries (4.6 average). Ivory’s 2.69 yards after contact per attempt ranked third among all runners with at least 100 carries in 2013. Powell, who gained 697 yards on 176 carries, also finishing tied for second on the team with 36 receptions.
The 1,530 combined rushing yards by Ivory and Powell were the most by the Jets top two runners since LaDainian Tomlinson (914) and Shonn Greene (766) combined for 1,680 yards in 2010.
Lynn also successfully integrated rookie fullback Tommy BohanonN who gained 62 yards on 17 carries and 69 yards on 11 receptions in 2013.
Lynn came to the Jets after spending the previous six years as a running backs coach with the Browns (2007-08), Cowboys (2005-06) and Jaguars (2003-04).
With the Browns, he worked with Jamal Lewis and helped him produce back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. In 2007, Lewis rushed for 1,304 yards despite only playing in 14 games.
He oversaw the emergence of Julius Jones and Marion Barber III as the two combined for over 1,500 yards on the ground both seasons during his time with the Cowboys.
With the Jaguars, Fred Taylor recorded two of the top four rushing seasons in team history, including his career-best 1,572 yards in 2003.
He began his coaching career with the Broncos as an offensive assistant and assistant special teams coach.
Lynn entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Giants in 1992 but was released after training camp.
He made the 1993 Broncos roster and saw action in 13 games but spent 1994 on IR after breaking his leg.
Lynn spent the 1995-96 seasons with the 49ers before three seasons with the Broncos as an H-back, winning back-to-back Super Bowl championships (XXXII, XXXIII).
He ran for 1,911 yards and 17 touchdowns on 481 carries at Texas Tech, earning All-SWC honors.
OFF THE FIELD
Lynn's two kids are D'Anton, his son, and Danielle, his daughter. The Jets signed D'Anton, a DB out of Penn State, as an undrafted free agent in 2012 and he currently served as a defensive assistant on the Bills staff. Lynn's wife, Stacey Bell Lynn, is a News 12 anchor in Long Island, NY.
Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs
New York Jets
Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs 2013-2014
Running Backs 2009-12
Running Backs/Asst. Special Teams
Offensive Asst./Asst. Special Teams
San Francisco 49ers