Tracy Stewart-Lange, a Lyon College alumna and member of its Athletic Hall of Fame, begins her 12th year as head women's basketball coach at Lyon in 2016-17.
She has led the Scots to five consecutive NAIA Division I postseason bids from 2011-15 - the first-ever playoff trips for the program. Stewart-Lange led Lyon to the most wins in program history (30-4) in 2015-16, and has an overall record at Lyon of 218-134 (.619). The Scots were American Midwest Conference regular season, and tournament Champions in 2015-16. She also led the Scots to an American Midwest Conference Co-Championship in 2012-13.
A native of Batesville and 1986 graduate of Lyon, Stewart-Lange is a former NCAA Division I head coach of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Lady Trojans.
Stewart-Lange was head women's basketball coach at UALR for five years. Previously, she had been an assistant coach at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Mississippi State, Westark Community College at Fort Smith, and Texas A&M, where she served as first assistant and was recruiting coordinator.
More recently, she has been the assistant girls' varsity coach and Lower School physical education instructor at Webb School of Knoxville, Tenn.
Stewart-Lange began her college playing years at ASU-Beebe, where she was an all-conference player on the women's basketball team. After transferring to Lyon, Stewart-Lange led the team in assists and was twice named to the all-conference and all-district teams in the AIC.
She received the Winnie Marable Award for the outstanding female student-athlete and was named to Who's Who Among American College and University Students. She was elected into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000.
She received a B.A. degree in English and journalism at Lyon and a master of education degree in sports administration at Mississippi State University.
Stewart-Lange and her husband Kel have a daughter, Hope, and a son, Wes.
|Tracy Stewart-Lange Head Coaching Record||Overall||Conference|
|1999-2003 Seasons (4 years at UALR)|
|2005-06 Season||11-20||2-10 TSAC|
|2006-07 Season||12-19||5-13 TSAC|
|2007-08 Season||18-13||8-10 TSAC|
|2008-09 Season||13-18||8-8 TSAC|
|2009-10 Season||17-13||7-9 TSAC|
|2010-11 Season||18-14||7-9 TSAC|
|2011-12 Season||20-12||9-7 TSAC|
|2012-13 Season||28-5||17-1 AMC|
|2013-14 Season||24-9||19-3 AMC|
|2014-15 Season||27-7||21-3 AMC|
|2015-16 Season||30-4||22-2 AMC|
|2016-17 Season||28-6||21-3 AMC|
|Overall Record (16 years)||270-227||149-135|
Julie Church is a Lyon College alumna and is in her 11th year as the assistant women's basketball coach at Lyon in 2016-17.
Church, a Blytheville, Ark. native, graduated from Lyon in 2004 with a B.A. in Mathematics and received a master's degree in Kinesiology from the University of Central Arkansas.
She was an assistant women's golf coach at UCA from 2004-06 where she coached two NCAA Division II All-Americans and two academic All-Americans. The women's golf team ranked No. 4 in the nation among NCAA Division II squads and won seven consecutive tournaments in 2005, including the Gulf South Conference championship.
Church was a four-year letter winner in both golf and basketball at Lyon from 2000 to 2004 and was a Winnie Marable Award winner for the school's most outstanding female athlete.
In basketball, Church captained the team and led the squad in 3-point shooting percentage her senior year.
The Blytheville native was the first scholarship women's golfer at Lyon, where she was a three-time All-TranSouth Conference selection, made an All-Region team, was selected to the All-National Tournament team and was a NAIA Honorable Mention All-American. She also participated in three NAIA National Tournaments -- with a high finish of sixth place in 2003 - and was a member of three TranSouth Conference Championship teams and one regional championship team.