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W. H. Lyon
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Lyon pictured in Cream and Crimson 1896, Central yearbook
Sport(s)Football
Biographical details
Born(1872-09-15)September 15, 1872
Boonton, New Jersey
DiedApril 3, 1957(1957-04-03) (aged 84)
Stamford, Connecticut
Alma materCentral University (1896)[1]
Yale University[2]
Head coaching record
Overall3–4

William Hillyer Lyon (September 15, 1872 – April 3, 1957) was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in 1899. During his one-season tenure at Ole Miss, Lyon compiled an overall record of three wins and four losses (3–4).[3] Lyon was born in 1872 in Boonton, New Jersey. He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.[4]

In 1906, Lyon was working for a lumber company in Bridgeport, Connecticut as a travelling salesman.[5] By the time of World War I, Lyon living in Bridgeport working as an accountant for the United States Government.[6]

He died in Stamford in 1957.[7]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Ole Miss Rebels (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1899)
1899 Ole Miss 3–4 2–3
Ole Miss: 3–4 2–3
Total: 3–4
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

ReferencesEdit

  1. [1]
  2. "THE SCROLL OF PHI-DELTA THETA VOLUME XXIV OCTOBER, 1899 JUNE, 1900 EDITED AND MANAGED BY HUGH TH. MILLER". 31 January 2012. http://phideltscroll.archeios.com/files/2012/03/1899_vol24_no1-5.pdf. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  3. DeLassus, David. "W. H. Lyon Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/coaching/alltime_coach_year_by_year.php?coachid=1415. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
  4. Denis Larionov & Alexander Zhulin. "Read the eBook The catalogue of the Phi delta theta fraternity by Phi Delta Theta Fraternity online for free (page 58 of 217)". ebooksread.com. http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/phi-delta-theta-fraternity/the-catalogue-of-the-phi-delta-theta-fraternity-dih/page-58-the-catalogue-of-the-phi-delta-theta-fraternity-dih.shtml. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  5. "The Catalogue of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity". archive.org. https://archive.org/stream/cataloguephidel00fratgoog#page/n212/mode/2up. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  6. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Image United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-25846-24255-29 — FamilySearch.org". familysearch.org. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-25846-24255-29?cc=1968530&wc=MM18-ZJK:2071785770. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  7. "Person Details for Willi H Lyon, "Connecticut, Death Index, 1949-2001" — FamilySearch.org". familysearch.org. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VZPJ-74C. Retrieved February 26, 2015.

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