Lyman Named UWRF Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Head women’s basketball coach Blake DuDonis has named Shelby Lyman assistant women’s basketball coach for the upcoming 2019-20 season.

“I’m really excited to add Shelby to our UWRF women’s basketball family. She brings a lot of valuable experience to our program and will be a great asset to our student-athletes. Having both played and coached in the Ivy League, the most rigorous academic conference in the country, she knows what it takes to be successful in all areas. She is a rising star in our business and I’m really happy she is a Falcon.”

Lyman comes to the Falcons after serving in the same capacity at Cornell University for the last two years.  She helped with on and off campus recruiting, player development, alumni development, and day-to-day office tasks.

Before serving with the Big Red women, she had a three-year stint as an assistant coach at Division III powerhouse St. John Fisher College, helping the Cardinals to an Empire 8 championship in 2015 and a pair of NCAA DIII Tournament appearances.

In addition to her sideline experience with the Cardinals, Lyman also served as an assistant coach with the Empire Dragons AAU program for three years and worked as a personal basketball coach for individual and group training sessions.

Lyman, a native of Snohomish, Wash., who graduated from Cornell University in 2014, was one of the most prolific 3-point shooters in Cornell history, Lyman became the only freshman to play a full 40 minutes in a season opener. From there, she went on to set the Cornell record for games started (109) and ranked second all-time in career games played (111).  She also finished her Big Red career ranked third all-time in 3-point field goals made (144).

Lyman still ranks among the top 20 in Cornell history in assists (14th – 219), steals (14th – 122), and minutes played (13th – 3096). She finished her career with 718 career points.