|Alma Mater:||Arizona State|
Shelly Lyons is in his second season on the Nebraska staff in 2017. Lyons serves as a defensive assistant, working specifically with the Husker linebackers and assistant coach Trent Bray.
In his first year at Nebraska, Lyons helped with a Nebraska defense that ranked among the nation's most improved units. Senior linebacker Josh Banderas earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades while leading the Huskers with 93 tackles.
Lyons played in 43 games at linebacker at Arizona State from 2008 to 2011, where Bray was his position coach. Lyons was a four-year letterwinner for the Sun Devils and finished his career with 126 tackles, including 7.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions. He played in 43 games at Arizona State, with 12 starts, including eight as a senior.
Lyons spent time in the Miami Dolphins organization following the completion of his college career. Lyons was a 2008 graduate of Centennial High School in Corona, Calif. Lyons totaled more than 200 tackles in his three seasons on the Corona varsity.