W. H. Lyon

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W. H. Lyon
Lyon pictured in Cream and Crimson 1896, Central yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1872-09-15)September 15, 1872
Boonton, New Jersey
Died April 3, 1957(1957-04-03) (aged 84)
Stamford, Connecticut
Alma mater Central University (1896)[1]
Yale University[2]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1899 Ole Miss
Head coaching record
Overall 3–4

William Hillyer Lyon (September 15, 1872 – April 3, 1957) was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in 1899. During his one-season tenure at Ole Miss, Lyon compiled an overall record of three wins and four losses (3–4).[3] Lyon was born in 1872 in Boonton, New Jersey. He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.[4]

In 1906, Lyon was working for a lumber company in Bridgeport, Connecticut as a travelling salesman.[5] By the time of World War I, Lyon living in Bridgeport working as an accountant for the United States Government.[6]

He died in Stamford in 1957.[7]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Ole Miss Rebels (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1899)
1899 Ole Miss 3–4 2–3
Ole Miss: 3–4 2–3
Total: 3–4