St. Francis de Sales has named Travis Lewis as its new head basketball coach. Lewis comes to the Knights after two years as assistant coach and Assistant Director of Athletics at Owens Community College.
Lewis led a very busy life as a two sport athlete during his time at Eastern Michigan University (2003-2008) where he lettered four years in football as a standout wide receiver and three in basketball as a shooting guard.
He was the offensive MVP of the football team in 2006 and followed that up as a runner-up selection for Defensive Player of the Year in the MAC for men’s basketball. A team captain in basketball, Lewis graduated with a degree in comprehensive theater art and secondary education from EMU.
After playing basketball professionally in China and several seasons of Arena II football, Coach Lewis returned to Eastern Michigan as a graduate assistant in its basketball program while earning his Master’s Degree in Sport Management.
He is married to the former Jessica Minnifield, a Toledo Central Catholic and University of Michigan basketball player. They have a son, Travis Jr.