ASU Vice President for Athletics Ray Anderson said in a statement that Lyst is being fired under the termination without cause provision in her contract.
ASU athletics released a short statement about Lyst’s leave saying “the university cannot make any other comment regarding this topic as it is a personnel/HR issue.” It is not yet known whether Lyst will return in 2016-17.
Prior to ASU, Lyst was co-head coach at Arkansas for 13 years. She replaced John Spini, who retired after 34 seasons. Under Lyst, ASU was 2-11 in duals and eighth in the Pac-12 in 2015 then 1-11 in duals and eighth in the Pac-12 in 2016.