Coach Stephen Lyons enters his third year as head coach for the men's soccer team at Tennessee Wesleyan College. 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. 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.
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 has attained FA Level Two Coaching License, USSF "C" license and is currently working on the UEFA B License. Coach Lyons is Director of Coaching for McMinn United FC.