MATT LEWIS | ASSISTANT COACH
Matt Lewis enters his sixth season as an assistant with the UW-Oshkosh men’s basketball team.
Lewis has helped four Titans achieve a total of five All-WIAC first team awards.
Last season, Lewis assisted the Titans to a 17-11 record, including a runner-up 9-5 mark in WIAC play. UW-Oshkosh, which reached the WIAC tournament final for the third straight season, received an at-large berth to the NCAA postseason, marking the first time since 2002-03 that the program advanced to the national tournament in consecutive seasons. Lewis helped the Titans compile a 6-6 record against nationally ranked opponents, including a pair of wins over ranked conference rivals UW-Eau Claire and UW-Whitewater in addition to a victory at UW-River Falls as UW-Oshkosh won each of its last nine regular season road games. The Titans, who ended the season by allowing a WIAC-leading 65.4 points per game, lost an 87-85 decision at Hope College (Mich.) during the first round of the NCAA tournament.
In the 2015-16 campaign, Lewis helped the Titans to an NCAA postseason appearance. UW-Oshkosh compiled an 18-10 record, including a second-place 9-5 mark in WIAC play. The Titans, who ranked 14th in the country by allowing 64 points per game, clinched WIAC's automatic berth into the Division III Championship by winning a pair of home games in the league tournament, including a 66-63 decision over UW-River Falls in the final. UW-Oshkosh, making its first NCAA postseason appearance since 2003, suffered a 73-63 setback to Elmhurst College (Ill.) during the opening round of the Division III Championship.
In 2014-15, Lewis helped guide the Titans to a 16-12 overall record and an 8-8 mark in the WIAC for the program's most total and league wins since 2009. UW-Oshkosh advanced to the title game of the WIAC Championship after knocking off eventual national champion UW-Stevens Point in the semifinals.
During the 2013-14 season, UW-Oshkosh compiled a 12-14 overall record, a 7-9 mark in the WIAC and a berth in the conference tournament. The Titans tied for fifth in the conference, their best showing since 2009.
During the 2012-13 campaign, the Titans posted a 7-18 record, including a 2-14 mark in the WIAC.
While playing at Cornell College (Iowa) from 2005-10, Lewis was an opposing player to Pat Juckem, who coached Coe College. Lewis then was the director of basketball operations for NCAA Division I Tulane University (La.) from 2011-12.
At Tulane, Lewis worked with the coaching staff on scouting, game plans and recruiting. He also coordinated the team’s travel, budget and camps while monitoring the academic progress of student-athletes.
Lewis was an assistant men’s basketball coach at Rhodes College (Tenn.) during 2010, in addition to coaching internships with Cornell and Tulane. He has worked numerous basketball camps, including ones with the San Antonio Spurs, Lake Forest College, Lawrence University and Viterbo University.
Lewis was a first-team selection in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference during 2010. He received Cornell’s Sportsman of the Year award that season after averaging 13.5 points and 6.7 rebounds. In 2009, Lewis helped the Rams to a 21-7 record and a berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament. He finished his career with 659 points in 93 games (52 starts).
The Southeastern High School (Ill.) graduate earned his bachelor’s degree (2010) in economics and business from Cornell and his master's (2013) in business administration from Bethel University (Tenn.).