Posted on April 14, 2015 by Jadene Mah

The University of Alberta Augustana Vikings are pleased to announce that Kelly Lyons has accepted the position of Head Coach, Women’s Basketball. Lyons, who is no stranger to Vikings Athletics and the Augustana Campus, served as the Augustana Women’s Basketball Acting Head Coach in 2014-2015, taking a very young team to the ACAC Conference Championships. …

Kelly Lyons

Kelly Lyons – Head Coach, Vikings Women’s Basketball

The University of Alberta Augustana Vikings are pleased to announce that Kelly Lyons has accepted the position of Head Coach, Women’s Basketball. Lyons, who is no stranger to Vikings Athletics and the Augustana Campus, served as the Augustana Women’s Basketball Acting Head Coach in 2014-2015, taking a very young team to the ACAC Conference Championships.

After playing NCAA Division I at Oakland University, Lyons captained the Carleton Ravens during her undergraduate degree before moving west to play for the University of Alberta Pandas. Coach Lyons graduated from the University of Alberta with a Masters of Arts, Physical Education and Recreation (specializing in sports psychology), where she played for the Pandas Basketball team for three seasons, and was team captain for two of these seasons. In her final year with the Pandas, Lyons helped lead her team to a Canada West Bronze and overall sixth place finish at CIS Nationals. Lyons has been a sessional instructor at the University of Alberta (North Campus), where she taught PAC 11 (Instruction of the Basics of Basketball).

Lyons has been involved for the past 10 years coaching, mentoring and providing youth with guidance and training in basketball and other sports, most recently as Head Coach of the U-14 Junior Pandas Club Basketball Team. Active in the community as a motivational speaker addressing young female groups, Kelly implemented a performance enhancement-training program as sports psychology consultant for the U13, U15, and U17 Junior Pandas teams. She has started her own sports psychology consulting practice and is involved with the Centre for Performance of Basketball Alberta’s Development team. Kelly will be acting as an assistant coach of the U15 Team Alberta Provincial team this summer.

Additionally, Lyons will be a part time sessional instructor with the Physical Education program in Augustana Campus’ Department of Social Sciences.


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