Jim Lyall

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Jim Lyall
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1952-06-25) June 25, 1952 (age 66)
Playing career
1970–1973 Michigan
Position(s) Defensive tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1974–1989 Adrian (assistant)
1990–2009 Adrian
2011–2015 Siena Heights
Head coaching record
Overall 124–114–1
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 MIAA (1997)

James M. Lyall (born June 25, 1952) is an American football coach and former player. He was most recently the head football coach at Siena Heights University, a position he held from 2011 until May 2016. Lyall was the head football coach at Adrian College from 1990 to 2009. He played college football as a defensive tackle for the University of Michigan under head coach Bo Schembechler from 1970 to 1973.

Coaching career[edit]

Adrian[edit]

Lyall was the head football coach at Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan. He held that position for 20 seasons, from 1990 until 2009. His coaching record at Adrian was 97–92–1.[1]

Lyall was fired In November 2009.[2] The program had improved considerably over the previous eight years, with a vastly improved roster, a 55–25 record, and five runner-up finishes in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Jim Deere, an assistant coach under Lyall, was hired as the new head coach.[3]

Siena Heights[edit]

Lyall became the first head coach for the program at Siena Heights starting in the 2011 season.[4] He retired from Siena Heights in May 2016 due to health concerns.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeLassus, David. "Adrian Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on November 21, 2010. Retrieved November 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ Calloway, Brian (November 17, 2009). "Adrian College football alums unhappy with Lyall's firing". The Daily Telegram. Adrian, Michigan. Archived from the original on December 21, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-21. 
  3. ^ McNeish, Scott (December 6, 2009). "Docking breaks silence on Lyall firing". The Daily Telegram. Adrian, Michigan. Archived from the original on December 21, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-21. 
  4. ^ Dannelly, Jason (May 3, 2011). "Stan Parrish to Volunteer With Siena Heights Saints Football". Victory Sports Network. Retrieved May 29, 2011. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Siena Heights football coach Lyall to step down, Daily Telegram, May 31, 2016.

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