Perry coaching searches begin amid Lyons resignation

Sean Cordy - Correspondent
Aaron Lyons coaches a Perry baseball game earlier this season. Lyons has resigned from his various roles and coaching positions. PHOTO BY SEAN CORDY/THE PERRY CHIEF

Perry sports will be involved in a number of coaching searches for the 2020-21 school year.

Bluejays baseball head coach Aaron Lyons officially tendered his resignation from his plethora of roles with school board approval on Monday, July 13. He will take a role in an outside district.

In addition to coaching the baseball team this season, Lyons served as the head high school basketball coach from 2019-20 and served as an assistant for the football team. All three positions have been posted on TeachIowa.gov in active pursuit to fill the vacant roles.

Entering at a difficult juncture with the basketball program in 2019, the Bluejays suffered a winless season but improved to find four wins in 2020.

Bluejays baseball suffered similar woes in a gritty Raccoon River Conference and went winless in 2019. Lyons stepped in for the 2020 season as a first-year coach. Ahead of Friday’s substate game at Ballard, the team won twice in the final week of the regular season. He will continue coaching until the season’s close.

Lyons also served as the in-school suspension supervisor for the 2019 school year.