Paul Lyon added to his role of Associate Athletic Director in 2017 as he now has more responsibilities in running the department on a day-to-day basis. Additionally, he oversees NCAA compliance efforts, serves as the sport supervisor for several programs and assists with game management.
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. He served a pair of internships with the Carolina Panthers and at Longwood prior his arrival at Coker in 2001 and worked three NCAA National Championships and two NFL playoff games during his time in sports information. He currently serves as the player participation coordinator on Panther game days.
A 1999 graduate of Elon University, Lyon earned degrees in Leisure/Sport Management and Religious Studies. He is a native of Lexington, N.C., and resides in Gastonia with his wife Elysabeth and sons Xavier and Oliver.