- Distinguished Service Medal (2013)
- Retirement Reception
- Bloomington, Indiana
- Presenter: Thomas A. Morrison
- Maurer School of Law Distinguished Service Award (2012)
Lynn Harry Coyne was born in Braddock, Pennsylvania. Raised in the Pittsburgh area until he was 14, Coyne’s family moved to Bloomington, Indiana, in 1958. Coyne graduated from Bloomington High School in 1962. He then enrolled at Indiana University, but before graduating, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force (1965). Serving as an aircrew member who accumulated more than 1,000 hours flying time, Coyne rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant. While in the Air Force, he attended the East European Language Institute at Syracuse University, graduating third in his class. Upon completing his tour of duty n 1969, he returned to Bloomington and completed his studies at IU, graduating with an AB degree in Slavic Language and Literature in 1970. He then enrolled at the law school and ultimately received his JD in August of 1972.
Coyne practiced law in Bloomington from 1972 to 1996, with an emphasis on real estate matters. After 24 years as a practicing attorney, Coyne switched gears in 1996 when he became Indiana University’s Assistant Vice President for Real Estate. During his 18 years at IU, Coyne also held titles of Associate University Counsel, and Special Assistant to the Vice President for Capital Planning and Facilities. In addition, he served as an Adjunct Instructor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and as an Adjunct Lecturer at the Kelley School of Business. Since his retirement in 2014, Coyne has served Of Counsel with the Bloomington firm of Bunger and Robertson. He also continues to serve on a variety of civic and educational boards in Monroe County.
Coyne has received the Indiana University President’s Distinguished Service Medal (2013), the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), and the Maurer School of Law’s Distinguished Service Award (2012).