Coach Stephen Lyons enters his fifth year as head coach for the men's soccer team at Tennessee Wesleyan College. In 2010 TWC was crowned co- conference champions after going unbeaten in regular season with a 6-1 record. In 2011 TWC were ranked nationally reaching 24th at their highest point and finished the season 14-5.
Coach Lyons is originally from Middlesbrough, England. Lyons played soccer for the Bulldogs (1998-2002) and graduated from TWC with a Bachelors Degree in Business. He was the captain of the team that went to the National Tournament in 2001. Before coming to TWC to coach he was a graduate assistant coach at the University of Saint Mary, in Kansas from 2006-08, where he received his MBA.
As a player Coach Lyons has been recognized with awards for All Conference, All Region and All-American. He went on to play two seasons in the New Zealand National League and returned to England to coach at Middlesbrough F.C Youth Academy. He holds the UEFA "B" license, FA Level Two Coaching License and the USSF "C" license. Coach Lyons is head coach of the Knoxville Force NPSL Team and coaches with the Tennessee State Olympic Development Program.