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In memoriam: Paul Lyons

The Belmont Youth Basketball Association is saddened by the passing of its co-founder, Paul Lyons.

For the complete obituary, please visit

According to the funeral home, the following services have been scheduled:

  • Visitation, on June 23, 2022 at 4:00 p.m., at Keefe Funeral Home - Arlington, 5 Chestnut St., Arlington, MA.
  • Funeral Mass, on June 24, 2022 at 11:30 a.m., at Saint Camillus' Church, 1185 Concord Turnpike, Arlington, MA.
  • Interment, on June 24, 2022, at Highland Meadow Cemetery, 700 Concord Avenue, Belmont, Massachusetts.


Paul Lyons coached the Belmont High School boys basketball team from 1975-2000, winning a state title in 1993. He also helped found BYBA with a group of Belmont parents to provide basketball opportunities for youths in Belmont. He was still involved with the BYBA Rookies program in his later years.    

Coach Lyons' desire was to provide financial support to a senior boy and girl basketball each year to help with their college tuition. This award is presented at Senior Awards night each June. To contribute to the Paul Lyons Scholarship Fund, visit


Related articles

  • The Belmontian's report of Paul Lyons' death 
  • personal account of Paul Lyons' impact on Belmont youth basketball, from Belmont High School's Athletic Director Adam Pritchard.
  • On Facebook, a video and photos of Paul Lyons' impact on Belmont basketball throughout the years. 

by posted 06/21/2022
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