Jim Lyall
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamSiena Heights
Biographical details
Born (1952-06-25) June 25, 1952 (age 67)
Playing career
Position(s)Defensive tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Adrian (assistant)
Siena Heights
Head coaching record
Overall97–92–1 (.513)
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
1 MIAA (1997)

James M. Lyall (born June 25, 1952) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at Siena Heights University, a program that will have its first year of play in 2011.[1] He played college football as a defensive tackle for the University of Michigan under head coach Bo Schembechler from 1970 to 1973.

Coaching careerEdit


Lyall was the head college football coach for the Adrian Bulldogs located in Adrian, Michigan. He held that position for 20 seasons, from 1990 until 2009. His coaching record at Adrian was 97 wins, 92 losses and 1 tie. As of the conclusion of the 2010 season, this ranks him #1 at Adrian in total wins and #7 at the school in winning percentage (.513).[2]

Lyall was fired In November 2009.[3] The program had improved considerably over the previous 8 years, with a vastly improved roster, a 55-25 record, and five runner-up finishes in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Jim Deere, a Lyall assistant coach, was hired as the new head coach.[4]

Siena HeightsEdit

Lyall became the first head coach for the program at Siena Heights starting in the 2011 season.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dannelly, Jason (May 3, 2011). "Stan Parrish to Volunteer With Siena Heights Saints Football". Victory Sports Network. Retrieved May 29, 2011.
  2. DeLassus, David. "Adrian Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 15, 2010.
  3. Calloway, Brian (November 17, 2009). "Adrian College football alums unhappy with Lyall's firing". The Daily Telegram (Adrian, Michigan). Archived from the original on 2011-12-21. Retrieved 2011-12-21.
  4. McNeish, Scott (December 6, 2009). "Docking breaks silence on Lyall firing". The Daily Telegram (Adrian, Michigan). Archived from the original on 2011-12-21. Retrieved 2011-12-21.

External linksEdit

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