After spending the last five seasons at Butler, assistant coach Michael Lewis is making a change. Lewis will join head coach Tim Miles' staff in Lincoln.
“Practice makes perfect, and I believe we have a perfect fit for Nebraska Basketball in Michael Lewis,” Miles said in a statement. “He was an excellent player at Indiana playing for the legendary Bob Knight, and he’s been in the NCAA tournament as a player and as a coach time and time again. In the coaching profession, he's had a wealth of experience helping build programs, and while at Butler, he's gone head to head in recruiting and competition with the best of the best. Those experiences and Michael’s work ethic and character will benefit our program immensely. He has a great family, and we welcome his wife, Nichole, and daughters, Avery and Emma, to the Husker Family.”
During his five years at Butler, the Bulldogs made four postseason appearances, including three NCAA appearances. In each of the three NCAA appearances, the Bulldogs won at least one NCAA game, including wins over Texas (2015) and Teas Tech (2016) over the last two seasons. He was also part of a Butler program which orchestrated the fourth-best win improvement in BIG EAST history in 2014-15.
In his tenure at Butler, he coached four players who combined for six all-conference awards, including a trio of first-team honorees.
A look at Butler's resume.....CLICK HERE
2011-present – Butler University, Assistant Coach
2005-11 – Eastern Illinois, Assistant Coach
2004-05 – Stephen F. Austin, Assistant Coach
2002-04 – Texas Tech, Graduate Assistant