Lynn Duyck

Accomplishments as a multi-sport athlete at South Garland High School and Stephen F. Austin State University and girls sports coach at Garland High School have earned her induction into the Garland Sports Hall of fame. At South Garland High School, Duyck was a starter on a district championship volleyball team and an All-District guard on the girls basketball team. She lettered three years in both cross country and track and field. As a senior in 1977 she qualified for the finals in the preliminaries in seven events in the district track meet: 220-yard dash, 440-yard dash, the 440, 880, and mile relays, long jump, and triple jump. Her best individual finish was third place in the 440 finals. Her 880-yard relay and her mile relay teams both placed second and each qualified for regional meet competition. Duyck also was named the Garland Track Queen. After graduation she continued her cross country and track competition at Stephen F. Austin State University. Duyck began her teaching and coaching career at Garland High School in 1982. In the 23 years she has been coaching, she has produced eleven girls district track championship teams: 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, and 2004. She also has produced two cross country champions in 1999 and 2000, and was named Cross Country Coach of the Year in 1985, 1988, and 2000. Eleven of her girl track and field competitors have qualified at regional meets to participate in the state meet. The most successful was Monique Freeman, who won the state championship in 1994, was Texas Relays champion in 1994 and 1995, and was second in the nation in 1995. Duyck began running at the age of 10 for the Garland Track Club. She was a member of the 1974, 400 meter relay team which qualified for national competition. She and her husband, Lyle Andrew Duyck, are parents of four children: Joshua Duyck, Jordan Duyck, Steven Lipscomb, and Lyndsey Lipscomb.