"I've been extremely impressed by the sheer number of people who … tell me that they have daughters who were students of his and said there was never anything inappropriate," he said. "They were willing to stand behind him and act as character witnesses. There were people who were willing to set up defense funds for him.
"The Cottonwood High School community, it seems to me, in general, has stood fairly solidly behind him."
Lyman, a former wide receiver at the University of Utah, was promoted from assistant to head coach prior to the 2010 season. He graduated from Skyline High School in 1998 and was part of three state title teams. He played football at Dixie State College before walking on at Utah.
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