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Encyclopedia > Guy Lewis

Guy V. Lewis (born in Arp, Texas, United States of America, March 19, 1922) was a highly succesful NCAA basketball coach for 30 years at the University of Houston. He led the program to 27 straight winning seasons and 14 seasons with 20 or more wins, including 14 trips to the NCAA Tournament, 5 times making the Final Four, and twice playing in the NCAA Championship game, in 1983 and 1984. Arp is a city located in Smith County, Texas. ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls attempts to score. ... Partial view of the University of Houston campus looking northwest to Downtown Houston Motto Founded 1927 School type Flagship State University President Jay Gogue, Ph. ... NCAA Mens Basketball Division I Championship - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Houston lost both championships, despite his "Phi Slamma Jamma" teams featuring future superstars Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon. In 1983, Houston was defeated by North Carolina State, led by Lorenzo Charles; and in 1984, Houston fell to Georgetown, led by Patrick Ewing. Lewis retired in 1986 at number 20 on the all-time NCAA Division I victory list, his 592-279 record giving him a .680 lifetime winning percentage. Phi Slamma Jamma was the nickname given to the University of Houstons Cougar basketball team from 1982 to 1984. ... Clyde Austin The Glyde Drexler (born June 22, 1962 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former NBA all-star shooting guard. ... Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born Akeem Abdul Olajuwon on January 21, 1963 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a former college and professional basketball player whose glory days were with the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. ... North Carolina State University Seal North Carolina State University is an institution of higher learning located in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... There are numerous places around the world named Georgetown. ... Ewing blocking out David Robinson Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a former NBA player. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


A World War II veteran, Lewis himself had played basketball for the University of Houston until his graduation in 1947. He became an assistant coach there in 1953, and head coach in 1956. As a coach, he was known for championing the dunk, which he characterized as a "high percentage shot", and for keeping brightly colored red and white towels on the bench during games. Combatants Allied Powers Axis Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties 17 million military deaths 7 million military deaths World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th century conflict that engulfed much of the globe and is accepted as the largest and deadliest... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Vince Carter with a one-handed Tomahawk Slam Dunk is a term coined by Chick Hearn. ...


Accomplishments:

  • 32 years as a head coach
  • 592 career wins
  • Five Final Fours
  • Two national title games
  • Three 30-plus-win seasons
  • 4 conference championships
  • Produced 10 first round NBA draft selections, and 29 NBA players in total
  • Only coach to have produced 3 of the NBA's top 50 players
  • Winning Coach of the "Game of the Century" vs. UCLA in the Astrodome
  • Named national coach of the year in 1968, and again in 1983
  • Coach of four Southwest Conference Tournament champions--1978, 1981, 1983 and 1984

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Lewis Family Data - Delaware County, NY (4723 words)
Lewis had lived his entire life in the town of Hancock, along the branches of the Delaware river, and was one of the few remaining of his kind to link the days of the pioneer with the present.
Lewis was engaged in lumbering for the Wheelers.
Guy Lewis of Walton, formerly of Hancock, was observed with a family picnic at the Green Flats Cottage on the river.
Charlotte Observer | 10/05/2006 | Defense's Lewis quickly delivers for the Panthers (440 words)
Lewis is second on the Panthers in sacks (he has two; Julius Peppers leads with five).
Lewis was a part-time starter in the six seasons he played for St. Louis but started his final seven games.
Alas, Brees saw him at the last instant, pivoted and left Lewis with nothing but a piece of his jersey, the lone remaining act for which the NFL does not keep an official statistic.
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