Paul Lyon joined Belmont Abbey in the summer of 2005 as the Assistant Athletics Director for NCAA compliance. Lyon came to the Abbey from Coker College, where he worked as Sports Information Director for four years and served as Compliance Coordinator for a year and a half.
Named Associate Athletics Director for Support Services in 2007, Lyon now heads the NCAA compliance efforts for the College’s 21 athletics programs. He also manages the maintenance and scheduling of the Wheeler Center and athletic fields as well as game management for all home events.
Lyon, a 1999 graduate of Elon University, earned degrees in Leisure/Sport Management and Religious Studies. He served a pair of internships with the Carolina Panthers and at Longwood University prior his arrival at Coker in 2001. Lyon has worked three NCAA National Championships and two NFL playoff games during his time in sports information.
Lyon is a native of Lexington, North Carolina, and resides in Gastonia with his wife Elysabeth and sons Xavier and Oliver.