UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – Kim Lewis has been promoted to the position of men’s basketball Assistant Coach, Richmond Head Coach Chris Mooney announced.
Lewis fills the vacancy left when Associate Head Coach Kevin McGeehan became the Head Coach at Campbell.
Lewis was Richmond’s Director of Basketball Operations for the past two seasons. A former star at Tulane, had 11 years of Division I college coaching experience, before joining the Spider staff for the 2011-12 season.
“Kim has been an outstanding addition to our program and I am thrilled to announce his promotion to assistant coach,” Mooney said. “Kim has a great deal of experience at numerous Division I basketball schools. He has proven to be a great recruiter and teacher of the game over the last 15 years. I feel that he will have a great impact on our program.”
Lewis, the Metro Conference Freshman of the Year in 1990-91, came to Richmond from Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, where he spent one season as an assistant coach under his former Tulane coach Perry Clark. Lewis had two stints as an assistant coach at Tulane (2008-10; 1996-98), spent two seasons at Duquesne (2006-08) and coached NBA World Champion Jose Barea at Northeastern (2004-06). He also coached at McNeese State, Xavier University of Louisiana and Centenary College.
During his collegiate career, Lewis played an integral role in helping rebuild a Tulane program that had been dormant from 1985-86 until Clark resurrected the program in 1988-89. Lewis was named the Metro Conference Freshman of the Year in 1990-91 and was a second-team All-Metro selection as a sophomore.
During that sophomore season, Lewis led the Green Wave in scoring with 15.4 points a game, helping the school to its first conference crown, first-ever berth in the NCAA Tournament including a first round victory over St. John's and a No. 14 national ranking. After advancing to the NIT as a junior, the Green Wave returned to the NCAA Tournament his senior season with a 23-10 record.
Lewis, who helped Tulane to 80 victories in four seasons, is the career leader in steals and games played. He is currently 11th all-time in scoring at Tulane and ranks among the all-time leaders in three-pointers made, three-point percentage, free throws made and free throws attempted. He was named the Tulane T-Club Male Athlete of the Year as a senior.
Following his collegiate career, Lewis was selected in the seventh round of the CBA draft in 1995 by Sioux Falls with the 92nd pick. After spending three seasons as an assistant coach at Tulane, Lewis played in the Icelandic Basketball League. Lewis was named the league's best all-around player in 1999, while also serving as the team's coach. He averaged a triple-double to earn MVP honors after leading Grindavik to the Kjörís Cup title in 2000.
A native of Angie, La., Lewis earned a bachelor's degree in Media Arts/Communications from Tulane in 1994.