WVU to name Shane Lyons new AD

ByBrett McMurphy ESPN logo
Monday, January 5, 2015

Alabama deputy athletic director Shane Lyons has accepted an offer to become West Virginia's athletic director, a source said Sunday.

Lyons will be announced Monday as the school's replacement for former AD Oliver Luck, who left WVU on Dec. 17 to become executive vice president of regulatory affairs with the NCAA.

Lyons has been at Alabama since 2011. Before that he was an Atlantic Coast Conference associate commissioner from 2001-11.

Sources said Lyons met with West Virginia officials, including president Gordon Gee and James Dailey, chairman of WVU's Board of Governors, Saturday in Morgantown, West Virginia, and school officials the week before in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Lyons, a native of Parkersburg, West Virginia, graduated from West Virginia in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in Sport Management and also earned a master's degree in Sport Management from WVU in 1988.