Frederick B. Lewis (January 6, 1921 – December 27, 1994) was the head basketball coach at Syracuse from 1962 to 1968. He compiled a 91-57(.615) record during his tenure. He took his team to the NIT tournament, only two years after the team suffered a 2-22 season. Prior to coaching at Syracuse, he coached at Southern Miss, where he compiled an 89-38 record. He coached at Amityville High School, where he compiled a 63-40 record from 1950 to 1953. He also coached at Hawaii, where he went 21-2.
His teams were known for their amazing offenses. In fact, one of his teams, became extremely close to becoming the first team in NCAA history to average 100 or more points per game. Lewis's 1965-66 team, led by superstar Dave Bing, made the NCAA Tournament and beat Davidson in the first round before falling to Duke University. He died in Sacramento, California in 1994.
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