Head Coach Jim Lyons
Head coach Jim Lyons enters his 13th season as the leader of the Knights in 2012-13. Geneseo won their second SUNYAC title and made their third trip to the NCAA Division III tournament in a four year period in 2007. In 2006, Lyons mentored the Knights to a 13-3 mark, a SUNYAC regularseason title, the SUNYAC tournament championship game and a berth in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III National Championship tournament. Lyons led the Knights to the SUNYAC title game in 2005 and to a berth in the ECAC Upstate championships with a record of 12-5. In 2004, Lyons guided Geneseo to an 11-5 record, their second SUNYAC championship and the program's first ever bid to the NCAA tournament and was named the USILA Division III Coach of the Year. Lyons has taken the Knights program to new heights in his 10 seasons as he posted a 9-4 record in 2002 and was named the SUNYAC Coach of the Year and followed that with a school record 13 wins against just three losses, a trip to the SUNYAC championship game and an ECAC Upstate Men's Lacrosse championship in 2003. The Knights have consistently been listed in the USILA national poll the past nine seasons, achieving a program best ranking of fifth during the 2006 campaign and a final ranking of number six.
A native of Camillus, Lyons spent five years as the head coach at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland prior to arriving at Geneseo. In addition, Lyons spent four seasons as the head coach at SUNY Potsdam, one year as an assistant coach at Princeton and two years as an assistant at Lynchburg College.
Lyons earned his bachelor's degree in 1988 from Drew University, where he holds the school record for assists in a season (44) and games started (61). He is second on the Rangers career assist chart with 99 and sixth in scoring with 190. Lyons completed his master's degree at Lynchburg in 1990.
Geneseo Record: 119-58, 12 seasons
Career Record: 163-142, 21 seasons
Assistant Coach John Sciera