Entering his seventh season as head coach of Motlow’s women’s soccer program, Andy Lyon led the Bucks to the Southeast District championship and the school’s second consecutive appearance in the NJCAA national tournament.
Motlow won the TCCAA/Region VII regular season and tournament championships, finishing 16-5 overall and undefeated in conference play, and Lyon was named conference and district Coach of the Year.
Under Lyon's leadership, Madisen Hodges, Molley McElhiney, and Leigha Resendiz earned NJCAA 3rd Team All-Academic honors. Kristen Gasaway set a single-season school record with 20 goals and was named NJCAA 2nd Team All-American.
After beginning the Motlow soccer program in 2017, Lyon has compiled a 69-28-4 overall record, winning four regular-season conference titles and three tournament championships.
Born in Nottingham, England, Lyon came to the U.S. in 2004 with Major League Soccer Camps to join the coaching staff of the NY/NJ Metrostars in their youth development program. He moved to Tullahoma in 2006, and besides his Motlow coaching duties, he is the Director of Coaching for Camp Forest FC, a select soccer club.
Andy holds a USSF B coaching license and a USSF national youth license and an NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma. He spent two seasons as an assistant coach of the men’s program at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, and was an assistant coach with the girl’s program at the Webb School in Bell Buckle, TN.