Head Coach Shane Lyons
- United States
Head Coach Coaching Experience: Former Bronco men’s soccer standout and Kalamazoo, native Shane Lyons returned to Western Michigan as an assistant on WMU Men’s Soccer’s coaching staff in the summer of 2016. Lyons played three seasons at Western Michigan from 2010-12 after suiting up his freshman year at Oakland in 2009. As a Bronco, Lyons totaled 21 career goals, including eight game-winners, and nine assists. He is currently tied for sixth all-time in goal scoring and second for career game-winners in program history. In his first season at Western Michigan, Lyons was a First Team All-Mid-American Conference and Third Team All-Great Lakes Region selection. As a junior in 2011, Lyons scored six of the team’s first 15 goals before his season was cut short by injury. He bounced back as a senior in 2012, once again earning First Team All-MAC honors after ranking third in the conference with eight goals. Lyons became the first Bronco to earn first team status in multiple years since Scott Duhl was a first team selection in 2002 and 2003. Lyons entered the coaching profession after leaving Western Michigan, coaching a season with the local Kalamazoo Kingdom Soccer Club in 2014 before moving to Texas. While in Texas, he reunited with another former Bronco standout, Ian Spooner, coaching at San Jacinto College in Houston from 2014-16. Lyons was also involved with the Houston Express Soccer Club during that time, working with boys and girls of multiple age groups. Lyons was a three-time all-state selection out of Plainwell High School and led the Trojans to a regional title in 2007 and a district championship in 2008. He played club for the Michigan Wolves, winning back-to-back state cups in 2007 and 2008.