BATESVILLE, Ark. (LyonScots.com) – Less than four weeks after making the announcement that the NAIA institution will be bringing back football after a 62-year absence, Lyon College will announce its choice for its first football coach on Monday.
The announcement will be posted on the LyonScots.com website at 9 a.m. and be released to media outlets at that time.
Lyon College Director of Athletics Kevin Jenkins stated that the new coach will be introduced to the public at 5:30 p.m. in Lyon College's James C. Becknell Gymnasium. The coach will speak to the crowd on hand and then take time for interviews with the media at 5:45 p.m.
The public, which is urged to come to the free event, will then have a chance to mingle with the first football coach at Lyon since 1951 and enjoy free food and beverages provided by the College.
Lyon is re-instating its football program for the first time since 1951. The first football class will attend Lyon and practice in the Fall of 2014. All participants will be red-shirted. The first intercollegiate contests will be played in the Fall of 2015.