Five things to know about new Colorado offensive coordinator Sean Lewis
Colorado head coach Deion Sanders made one of the bigger assistant coach hires of the offseason when he named Sean Lewis the Buffaloes’ offensive coordinator.
Lewis was the head coach at Kent State and surprisingly took an assistant job, although moving to the Power Five and joining the Buffs’ new-look staff certainly brings plenty of appeals.
Lewis then was reportedly an option for the Notre Dame OC job after Tommy Rees went to Alabama, but he remained in Boulder.
There are plenty of things to like about Lewis, and he engineered one of the most electric offenses in the past few years at Kent State, so excitement is brewing in Boulder.
Here are a few notable things to know about Lewis:
FORMER KENT STATE HC
Dec 20, 2019; Frisco, TX, USA; Kent State Golden Flashes head coach Sean Lewis has Gatorade dunked on him after the game against the Utah State Aggies during the Frisco Bowl at Toyota Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
After bouncing around at a few different programs as an assistant, Sean Lewis became Kent State’s head coach in 2018. He compiled a 24-31 overall record, but that includes two bowl appearances, including a Frisco Bowl victory in 2019, and a Mid-American Conference title.
PLAYED TIGHT END AT WISCONSIN
Kent State coach Sean Lewis watches the action on the field during the first half against Akron Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in Kent, Ohio. [Jeff Lange/Beacon Journal]
Lewis played college ball for the Wisconsin Badgers from 2006-07, although he caught just one pass during his time in Madison.
HIRED AS ONE OF YOUNGEST HEAD COACHES
Dec 20, 2019; Frisco, TX, USA; Kent State Golden Flashes head coach Sean Lewis reacts to a play in the game against the Utah State Aggies during the Frisco Bowl at Toyota Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Sean Lewis will turn 37 on April 11. When he began his head coaching career at Kent State, it was 2018. He was just 32 years old.
BEGAN COACHING AT A YOUNG AGE
Sep 3, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; Kent State Golden Flashes head coach Sean Lewis reacts following a penalty in favor of the Washington Huskies during the second quarter at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Sean Lewis became Kent State’s head coach at a young age, but his coaching resume began at the age of 21. Here’s a brief rundown of his coaching resume before Kent State:
2007-2009: OC at Harold L. Richards High School
2010: TE coach at Nebraska-Omaha
2011: GA at Akron
2012-2013: WR/TE at Eastern Illinois
2014-2015: Co-QB & WR at Bowling Green
2016- OC/QB at Syracuse
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES MAJOR
Sep 24, 2022; Athens, Georgia, USA; Kent State Golden Flashes head coach Sean Lewis on the field during a time out against the Georgia Bulldogs during the second half at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Sean Lewis graduated from Wisconsin as an agricultural sciences major in 2007.
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