Among turning around the team’s defense to second in total and pass defense. Lyles spoke about his experience saying, “I took over under difficult circumstances, but still a special time and personal growth took place.” Lyles also spoke on the transitional period the program was in and how he was fortunate to receive education from there, as student athlete and employee. Stating how proud he was of the university’s direction now. Overall Jon Lyles has clearly gained many experiences in coaching across many organizations. As well as proven his characteristic as a winner and culture cultivating individual.
Lyles has more recently gotten into the business side of the football world. Operating as an executive and franchise leader these days. Lyles, when asked about what the toughest part of being a football executive said, “Unfortunately you can only have so many people on your team whether as a coach or executive.” Also saying,” you want make sure your leading the right way. Having good discernment to make tough decision.” Lyles spoke on the most important task when taking over an organization as an executive. Saying, “The main task is to know and convey what we represent. Which for me and my team is our community, people, our care and love. Because we want to be a symbol of love.” Lyles clearly sees the image and what people relate to his program as important to furthering his mission. He went on to speak on the importance of dealing with people, and how being very culturally well-rounded helped this concept. How it helped during his experiences when he went over to coach in China and how through the cultivation of these skills he built great relationships with organizations in China. Educating his Marketing partners on what they can do for their community, and getting all powers that be aligned is also key in getting funding for an organization. Ultimately Lyles sees being, and operating as, a professional is key to conduct, yet also teach to those you work with. “We teach professionalism for the business world. What it is to be a professional?”, as Lyles stated. This ideal clearly shows the strong example he sets and how he looks to teach others what it takes to excel professionally. Ultimately Mr. Lyles has taken a philosophical approach in some aspect to what it takes to be a good executive. Thus, by building a strong ideological foundation in his organization he sets it up for hopefully success.
Overall Jon Lyles, as a football business man, has already become a successful venture. Finding success at every turn and not shying away from a challenge. He is now facing his biggest challenge yet with starting up a new Arena style football team in East Texas. But as Lyles indicated on his hopes for this project going forward. “That all our hard work comes to fruition. We educate people on people. Break down barriers, and fulfill are commitment to our community and its people.” Lyles and his team are currently in the process of looking and trying to bring on sponsors to gain funding for an arena for his Arena League team. As he described his team hard at work putting together presentations and collaborating to reach the ultimate goal of this project while enjoying doing it. Overall the biggest question now is where Jon Lyles focus lies next with starting up of the team in full swing? “Peace of mind and being absolutely content are certainly end goals.” Jon Lyles certainly has been a man who has had a great career already as a coach and executive. His ultimate vision though in the roles are still in the works but he continues on his path likely to further success.