DANVILLE, IN – The Indiana Lyons have promoted Jamarr Kegler to the position of head coach leading up to the 2021-22 season in the American Basketball Association (ABA).
An Indianapolis native, Kegler graduated from University High School of Indiana in Carmel in 2005, where he also played basketball. He has been coaching in AAU circuits for more than seven years and coaches basketball at Covenant Christian High School in Indianapolis.
Kegler served as assistant coach with the Lyons during their 2020-21 season in which the team won the ABA’s North Central Region and competed in the league’s Final Eight tournament in St. Louis. The ABA is comprised of nearly 200 teams from all over North America and Japan.
“My passion for basketball started at an early age when watching my dad play,” said Kegler. “As I grew, so did my love for the game. I went off to college, but injuries set me back. Now I use that love and passion to teach both basketball and life skills to young men.”
Kegler takes over the head coaching duties from Lyons co-owner Tyrone Brown, who coached the team for its first three seasons. The Lyons qualified for the ABA playoffs in all three seasons of their existence, and after the 2019-20 playoffs were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team won its first-ever playoff game earlier this year on its way to the Final Eight.
With Kegler’s promotion, Brown will now focus all his time and energy on his responsibilities as a team owner.
The Lyons are comprised of talented athletes from all over Indiana and Illinois, including Brownsburg High School alum and ABA All-Star Kendric Lee, Danville Community High School alum Dillon Ware, and other fan favorites like Preston Case and ABA All-Stars Mike Pugh and Gerald Campbell.
Preseason games generally begin in the fall, and the regular season lasts through mid-March, with the playoffs beginning immediately thereafter.
The Lyons play their home games at Bosstick Gym, 49 N. Wayne Street in Danville, affectionately known as the Lyons Den. Learn more about the team, including their 2021-22 roster and schedule when they are released, at www.IndianaLyons.com or by following them on Facebook.