Ross Lyon

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Full Name Ross Lyon
Age 53 Years Old
Nick Name Ross Lyon
Gender Male
Famous As Former Rules Footballer
Birth Date November 08, 1966
Birth Place Reservoir, Australia
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Ross Lyon is a former Australian rules football player and coach. He was the senior coach of the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL), having previously coached the St Kilda Football Club from 2007 to 2011. He played for Fitzroy and the Brisbane Bears between 1985 and 1995.

AFL coach Ross Lyon sacked by Fremantle

Coach Ross Lyon and chief executive Steve Rosich have been sacked by Fremantle in a significant shake-up at the struggling AFL club. The decision to show Lyon the door comes at the end of another disappointing season for the Dockers, who failed to reach the finals for a fourth consecutive season.

Lyon, who had a year to go on his current contract, had been with the club for eight seasons and took charge of 171 games. He led the Dockers to the grand final in 2013 and won the minor premiership two years later. Lyon, who had a year to go on his current contract, had been with the club for eight seasons and took charge of 171 games. He led the Dockers to the grand final in 2013 and won the minor premiership two years later.

Assistant David Hale will take over in a caretaker-coach role for Fremantle’s final game of the season – Sunday’s clash with the Power at Adelaide Oval. “Leadership change is necessary to begin the process of renewal and to set our course for the next 10 years,” Dockers president Dale Alcock said. “Fremantle had not made the finals for the past four years. This isn’t acceptable to the board, the players, and most importantly to our supporters.

The news is set to be a shock to Lyon himself, who earlier this season labeled himself as unsackable. “I can guarantee you I’ll be around,” Lyon replied earlier this year when asked if he thought he would be Fremantle’s coach next year. My performance dictates we’ll be around. We’re a rebuilding team. We’re 7-8.”

Famous for

 Australian rules football player and coach

Early life of Ross Lyon

Ross Lyon was born on 8 November 1966 in Reservoir, Australia. He holds Australian nationality and his birth sign is Sagittarius. He is the son of Maurie Lyon (father) and Louise Lyon (mother) along with 4 sisters. His father was also a rules footballer and played four games for South Melbourne in the 1953 VFL season and his mother died from motor neuron disease in 2004.

Regarding his education, He attended Lakeside High School and in 1984.

Body Measurements of Ross Lyon

Former rules footballer Ross Lyon stands the height of 6ft tall with a weight of 89 kg. Further details will be added soon

Career of Ross Lyon

  • Lyon began his career with Fitzroy in 1985.
  • In 1986 he missed the whole season and most of 1987 due to groin and back injuries that was later diagnosed as spondylolisthesis. 
  • After retiring as a player, Lyon began his coaching career as an assistant to Robert Walls at Richmond in 1996 before moving to Carlton in 2000.
  • He spent five years at Carlton both as an assistant coach and as the club's VFL coach.
  • In 2004 he joined Sydney as their midfield coach, working under his former Fitzroy teammate Paul Roos.
  • Lyon became the coach of the club ST Kilda beating a total of 52 candidates for the job in 2006.
  • Lyon is the most successful St Kilda coach by the percentage of games won, with a 64.5% winning record.
  • Lyon began his first season as a coach with a victory against Melbourne in Round 1 of 2007.
  • St Kilda started the season strongly by winning the 2008 NAB Cup, defeating the Adelaide Crows by five points at Football Park.
  • Under Lyon's Coaching, St Kilda won 19 consecutive in season 2009 which was the platform for a record-breaking year.
  • St Kilda finished two-games clear on top of the AFL ladder, winning the McLelland Trophy for the first time since 1997.
  • Lyon became only the third man (after Stan Alves and Allan Jeans) to coach the club to an AFL grand final since World War Two.
  • Despite the grand final loss, Lyon was named the AFL Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2009.
  • Lyon became the only man apart from Allan Jeans to coach St Kilda to multiple Grand Final appearances.
  • On 15 September 2011 Lyon suddenly signed a four-year deal to coach Fremantle.
  • Lyon coached his 200th AFL game in Round 6, 2015.
  • Lyon coached Fremantle to its first-ever minor premiership in 2015, after winning 12 of the first 13 games of the season.
  • He had coached four grand finals for only one draw and five Preliminary Finals for only three wins.
  • After failing to lead Fremantle into the AFL finals series in four consecutive seasons, on 20 August 2019 Lyon was sacked as coach.
Personal life of Ross Lyon

Who is Ross Lyon married to?

Ross Lyon is married to his wife  Kirsten Woods, sister of former footballer Tony Woods. They are living a happy family life with 3 children together named Jai Lyon(son), Annecy Lyon(daughter) and Nikita Lyon(daughter).

Birthday of Ross Lyon

Ross Lyon celebrates his birthday on the 8th of November. Currently, he is 52 years old.

Net worth of Ross Lyon

Former rules footballer and coach Ross Lyon's net worth must be in millions though his net worth is still under evaluation.

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