FC Valencia

Chuck Lyon

Chuck Lyon
Director of Community Relations & Advocacy

FCV-CLYON-640x480pxChuck joins the FC Valencia team bringing with him a long history of leadership and community relations. As the current athletic director at College of the Canyons, he has developed many key relationships throughout the Santa Clarita Valley and provides leadership qualities that contribute heavily to the FC Valencia board of directors. Chuck’s role as Director of Community Relations & Advocacy strengthens our footprint here in the community by building relationships with community members, the press, local government, educational institutions as well as families who are interested in furthering the implementation of a true developmental youth soccer organization.

Before he began his stint as the athletic director, Chuck led the football team from 1998-2006. He helped the program win its first and only national and state championship in 2004, while going a perfect 14-0. Following that epic run to the state and national championship he was named the National Community College Football Coach of the Year. Chuck won six consecutive Western State Conference Championships from 2000-05 and led the team to eight bowl games during his tenure. He finished his head coaching career with an 85-20 record.

Lyon joined the Cougars after 11 years of being an assistant coach at Pasadena City College and for one year at Long Beach City College. He spent one season as the head coach of Pasadena City College in 1995.

Chuck is also an NCAA Division One Baseball Umpire working in the Pacific -12, Big West and West Coast Conferences. In his career he has also worked 15 Regionals Playoffs, 7 Super Regionals Playoffs and he umpired the 2009 College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

Chuck holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education from California State University, Northridge and a master’s degree in physical education from Azusa Pacific.

He lives in Castaic with his wife, Gabi, and has two children, Tiffany and Tyler, both Law School graduates!