Dave Lyons

CUSA Staff Coach

Head Coach 2012 Boys Elite




I returned to the Dayton area after retiring in 2019 following 37 years of worldwide service for the US Marine Corps and US Department of State.



Birth Place


Mildenhall, England


Soccer Experience


I grew up playing soccer as a boy in Ipswich, England where my father was posted in the US Air Force. We moved to the Dayton area when I has in high school, where I was a starting midfielder for Northmont High School and Wright State University. 


I later played for Men’s amateur teams in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, La Paz, Bolivia and Frankfurt, Germany. 


I previously served as the Head Coach of the Northmont Boys Junior Varsity team and the Marine Corps Base 29 Palms team.


Coaching Philosophy


I am very focused on both developing my players individual soccer skills: including dribbling, passing, shooting and tackling, and teaching them the fundamentals of positional soccer.  I try to integrate my prior knowledge and experience with English, South American and German styles of soccer into my coaching.


Favorite Team



As part of our year-round training and programming and CUSA offers;

  • Twice per week training in Spring & Fall

  • 2-3 times per week training in Winter on turf under floodlights

  • Indoor Futsal sessions once per week during the winter

  • Pre-season Camp

  • Skills Camps and Clinics


If you are in the Dayton area, and beyond, CUSA is the best club to be at and will provide your player with the best training available in state.

Come out and train with us for a few nights, we guarantee you'll love the experience. Book a couple of training sessions with us http://www.cusasoccer.org/tryouts