- Apr 19, 2006
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Spurs, Socceroos
Peter had an aura about him, and was a very good coach. Coached myself in under 18’s.Yes I remember Peter Lyon
Lyon played with Eaglehawk originally, then went across to Deniliquin in 1961 and played in a losing grand final again Cobram. Lyon shared the 1961 Murray Football League O'Dwyer Medal with Cobram coach, Les Mogg. Lyon then returned to Eaglehawk in 1962, before heading to Hawthorn in 1963.
Lyon came off the bench in the 1963 VFL Grand Final, which Hawthorn lost to Geelong. He could only break into the seniors three times the following year.
A centreman, Lyon spent the next three seasons as playing coach of Devonport. He represented both the North West Football Union and Tasmanian representative teams, winning the Alstergen Trophy in 1967 for his performance with the former.
Lyon later coached Kyabram to the 1975 Goulburn Valley Football League premiership.