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Christopher Lewis
Christopher Lewis

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Emporia State, 2003

Christopher Lewis joined the Lady Bear staff in June 2012 following a four-year stint as an assistant coach at Morgan State University.

"Chris is a great addition to our staff," Nyla Milleson said upon his hire. "He has experience as both a head and assistant coach, and is a basketball junkie whose ability to recruit and develop players will serve as a strong asset to the Lady Bear program."

While at Morgan State, Lewis served as the program's recruiting coordinator and helped the team to a pair of second-place finishes in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and a WNIT appearance in 2011.

Prior to Morgan State, Lewis spent three seasons as the head women's coach at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, turning a program that had lost 73 consecutive games into an NAIA National Tournament participant in his second season before going 23-10 overall in 2007-08 with a No. 20 national ranking and NAIA Round of 16 appearance in his final year, upsetting No. 4 Oklahoma City University in the process.

Lewis spent the 2004-05 season as an assistant at Missouri Baptist University, where he recruited two players who earned NAIA All-America status during their careers.

Before joining Missouri Baptist, Lewis was a student assistant coach in the women's and men's programs at his alma mater, Emporia State. The women's program compiled a 93-27 mark in four seasons, winning two Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association championships, making three trips to the national tournament and earning a Division II ranking as high as No. 2 in the nation during the 2001-02 and 2003-04 seasons.

A native of St. Louis, Mo., Lewis received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Emporia in 2003.

Lewis married the former Albany Blakemore in September 2012.

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