CHS New Coach

Matthew Lynch was approved Tuesday by the Greater Clark County Schools board as the new Charlestown High School boys’ basketball coach.

Lynch comes to Charlestown from Tell City, where he served as the Marksmen’s head coach for five seasons, highlighted by coaching the program in 2018-19 to its first sectional championship since 1993.

“I’m extremely excited about taking over at Charlestown,” Lynch said. “I believe Charlestown is a sleeping giant, and I cannot wait to meet the team and get to work.”

Prior to Tell City, Lynch served as an assistant coach to Jim Shannon at New Albany, and was a key staff member during the Bulldogs’ Class 4A state championship run in 2016.

“We’re excited to have someone of Coach Lynch’s pedigree at Charlestown,” said Chad Gilbert, the Pirates’ athletic director. “(Lynch) will immediately dive in with our current team and youth programs to build a system the way he sees fit from the ground-up.”

Lynch succeeds Sean Smith, who announced his resignation following the 2020-21 season.

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