Fred Lewis (basketball coach)

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Frederick B. Lewis (January 6, 1921 – December 27, 1994) was the head basketball coach at Syracuse University from 1962 to 1968. He compiled a 91-57 (.615) record during his tenure. He took his team to the National Invitation Tournament two years after the team finished the season with a record of 2-22. Prior to coaching at Syracuse, he coached at Southern Mississippi University, 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 the University of Hawaii, where he compiled a record of 21-2.

One of his teams almost became the first team in NCAA history to average 100 or more points per game. Lewis's 1965-66 team, led by Dave Bing, participated in the NCAA Tournament and won against Davidson College in the first round before Syracuse lost to Duke University. He died in Sacramento, California, in 1994.[1]


  1. ^ "Lewis, ex-Syracuse coach, dead". 1994-12-31. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 

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