|Hometown:||Los Gatos, Calif.|
|High School:||Los Gatos|
|College:||Long Beach State '98|
Matt Lyles enters his sixth season on the Mission Campus. The former two-time All-America player at Long Beach State joined the Bronco staff in 2003 after successful endeavors in private business, high school coaching and a playing career that included both amateur and professional ties. He is involved in all aspects of the program and concentrates on developing the outside hitters. Lyles was a member of the 49ers squad that won the 1991 NCAA National Championship. During the team's run through the tournament, Lyles' performance earned all-tournament Team honors following the championship match.
Prior to his time at CSULB, Lyles played for one season at Orange Coast Community College in Newport Beach for current Bronco head coach Jon Wallace, who was an assistant at the time. While at OCC, Lyles led his team to the California State Community College Championship. Following his collegiate career, Lyles played three seasons for the U.S. National Team. In 1991, he helped the Americans to a second-place finish at the World University Games in England and a fourth-place finish at the Pan-Am Games in Cuba. During the 1993 season he helped the U.S. to a victory at the World Championship Qualifier and a second-place finish at the Norceca Zone Championships. Lyles spent four years playing internationally, including the 1996-97 and 1997-98 seasons for Team Nesselande in Holland where he served as a player/coach and guided the squad to the Dutch Championship in 1998. Lyles also played pro beach volleyball on the AVP Tour from 1996 to 2003. He also coached the varsity boys' team at Los Gatos High School. He guided LGHS to a 34-2 overall record and a Central Coast Section Championship. Lyles married the former Jamie Keith, a former volleyball standout for the University of Nevada, in 2006 in Los Gatos, Calif. The couple welcomed son Ethan in April 2008.