Doug Lewis Added to Milwaukee Staff news sponsored by Dr. Dish

Veteran coach and Milwaukee native Doug Lewis has been added to the Milwaukee men’s basketball staff as video coordinator head coach Rob Jeter announced today. Lewis has 10 years of head coaching experience at the collegiate level.

“Doug is a respected individual in coaching circles and brings a wealth of experience to our program,” Jeter said. “As a Milwaukee native, he is very familiar with our program and has had success at each level of his career in basketball – as a player, as an assistant coach and as a head coach. We are excited to welcome Doug to the Panther family.”

Lewis served three seasons as the head coach at Northern Michigan University and prior to that had a successful seven-year run as the bench boss at Central State University. He compiled five winning seasons and an overall record of 125-61 (.672) at Central State and led the Marauders to a pair of postseason appearances, including a runner-up finish in the NCAA Division II National Independent Tournament in 2006-07.

This won’t be Lewis’ first tour of duty at Milwaukee, however. He spent the 1993-98 seasons as an assistant coach under both Steve Antrim and Ric Cobb and he played an integral part in landing a crop of talented student-athletes that was tabbed best recruiting class in the Midwestern Collegiate Conference in 1996-97. Lewis also served as an assistant coach at Washington High School in Milwaukee in 1992-93, helping the team to the Wisconsin state title and the Milwaukee City Conference championship.

A high school basketball legend in the city of Milwaukee, Lewis attended Rufus King High School and was a member of the RKHS basketball team that went 24-0 and won the Wisconsin state championship in 1984.

He went on to successful playing career that featured stops at Mesa Community College in Arizona and Missouri State University (then known as Southwest Missouri State). At Missouri State, Lewis was named Mid-Continent Conference Newcomer of the Year in 1988 and collected honorable mention all-conference honors the following season.


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