Bills launch analytics department with hire of Lyons: http://www.buffalobi...ae-2d20cc83d72b
Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon called it a long and thorough process, but the team’s plan to be a progressive and attacking organization has taken a big step forward with the hiring of their Director of Analytics.
Michael Lyons, a former MIT and University of Rochester Simon School of Business graduate and 25-year employee at Xerox, will begin to develop the Bills’ analytics department from the ground up.
“Mike will be leading the department and he will work with different project teams along the way,” said Brandon. “We have a lot of pieces in place already here through the football administrative department and through the things we want to do business-wise. We have a long list of things for Mike to start working on.”
Lyons will work with several department heads on both the football and business sides of the organization.
“He’ll work closely with (Senior VP of Football Administration) Jim Overdorf, (Player Personnel Analyst) Kevin Meganck, Steven Brown, who is the assistant to coach Marrone. In the offseason he’ll work with coach Marrone directly and myself. Then as we broaden the scope of what we want to do he’ll work very heavily with the business department.”