D3 NEWS: Lewis promoted to full-time assistant at Averett

 Averett University men’s basketball head coach David Doino announced Tuesday the full-time addition of KeShawn Lewis ’22 to the program as an assistant coach.

Lewis, who played four seasons for the Cougars, served as a volunteer assistant coach last season while also working within athletics administration.

“I am extremely proud and excited to elevate KeShawn to a full-time assistant role,” Doino said. “Key was a leader and coach on the floor for us when he was a player here at Averett. He is a natural coach that is respected by the players in our program. He is also a guy who will be great at recruiting because he relates to everyone and is very easy to communicate with. I cannot wait to see him grow as a coach over the next few years.”

Lewis was a four-year member of the Averett men’s basketball team from 2018-22, helping the Cougars win the 2022 USA South Conference’s East Division regular season crown and USA South Tournament championship to send Averett to the NCAA Tournament. During his senior season, Lewis received the Dr. Frank Campbell Sportsmanship Award at Averett’s Night of Champions and earned USA South Academic All-Conference honors multiple times.

A native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Lewis earned his bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Averett in May 2022. He is currently pursuing his master’s of business administration from Averett.

Lewis fills he vacancy on Doino’s coaching staff left by the departure of Brandon Baker ’18/’20, who had been a member of the Averett coaching staff since 2018 after playing four seasons for the Cougars. Baker recently accepted another assistant coaching position.

“Brandon is the definition of what head coaches want in an assistant,” Doino said. “His loyalty and buy-in is second to none that I have been around in coaching. His growth as a person and coach in his five years here coaching has been amazing and with his new position, it will only be a matter of time until he is leading his own program. “I cannot thank Brandon enough for his nine years of commitment to our program and nine years as being a part of my family. He is an older brother to my kids and is someone we will always support and cheer for. We wish him the best at his new position and know he will be very successful.”


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