BEREA, Ohio -- Veteran Cleveland area high school football coach Ron Lewis has joined the Baldwin Wallace University staff as its wide receiver coach. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Yellow Jacket staff.
Lewis is a 1994 graduate of Bowling Green State University and received his Master of Arts Education degree from BW in 2002.
Lewis comes to BW after spending the past 18 years as a successful coach at the high school level at Strongsville (1996-2002), Rocky River (2002-2008) and Lakewood (2008-2013). Most recently, Lewis served as the head coach at Lakewood. He was the head coach at Rocky River and an assistant at Strongsville.
While at Rocky River, Lewis led the Pirates to their first-ever OHSAA (Ohio High School Athletic Association) State Playoff appearance in 2006 and their first-ever playoff victory in 2007.
In 2006, Lewis was the West Shore Conference, Cleveland Touchdown Club, Associated Press District 3 Division III, OHSFCA (Ohio High School Football Coaches Association) Region 3 and GCFCA (Greater Cleveland Football Coaches Association) Coach of the Year. He also served as an Assistant Coach for the Ohio versus Pennsylvania Big 33 game in 2006.
In 2007, Lewis earned the AP All-Ohio Division III Coach of the Year award as well as the AP District Division III and WSC coach of the year awards.
In addition to coaching, Lewis served as the president of the GCFCA in 2005-2006 and served as its secretary from 2007-2013. He currently teaches social studies at Lakewood High School.
Coach Lewis resides in Brunswick with his wife Mary and daughters, Raine and Addison.