John Lynch Father And Mother Have A History In Sports
John Lynch parents John Lynch Sr and Cathy Lynch are former athletes who instilled competitive spirit.
Born to two former athletes in Hinsdale, Illinois in 1971, Lynch grew up alongside his brother, Ryan and Kara Lynch. Lynch Sr once said he had predicted his son would become a great athlete when he was only 18 months old.
His mother, Cathy was a multi-sport athlete in her heyday. From golf to tennis to field hockey, Cathy even participated in marathons. The couple set a high standard for their kids in sports and academics.
John Lynch Sr Is A Former Steeler
John Lynch father was drafted by Pittsburgh Steelers in the 13th round of the NFL but couldn't continue his career because of a knee injury. But he went on to live his dream through his son.
If you ever wondered what propelled John Lynch to become one of the greatest NFL players then you don't need to look for it, his father John Lynch Sr was always beside him.
After early retirement from football, John Lynch Sr put his broadcasting degree from Drake University to use and joined the media sector and for years he ruled in it.
It was a difficult start for Lynch Sr, but soon under him, KFMB stations started doing numbers. He became a household name and then dived into the business side of the sector. He became the owner of the Noble Broadcast Group and later sold the company for $152 million.
The businessman surrounded his children with every sports material possible from a young age. He made John and his siblings competitive and would tell John to get up and get back even if he suffered from a concussion.
In an interview, John said he probably would've been lambasted if it was in today's situation. There wasn't a single game John would miss watching his two sons play when they were in school, even though he would have to fly out to New York for business dealings constantly.
The confidence that the elder Lynch gave his kid certainly helped him become the great player he became in the NFL.