Colorado University, the school that produced Green Bay Packers All-Pro David Bakhtiari, hired Hall of Famer Deion Sanders as its head coach. Now that Sanders has accepted the job, he is beginning to fill out his coaching staff. In a recent development, Sanders and Colorado have hired former Wisconsin Badgers tight end Sean Lewis as the team’s offensive coordinator. Lewis had been the head coach at Kent State.
Sources: Kent coach Sean Lewis is the target of Colorado's offensive coordinator search. He's the leading candidate to be Deion Sanders' first OC at Colorado.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 5, 2022
Sports Illustrated confirmed Lewis’ hiring earlier this morning. In five seasons has head coach at Kent State, Lewis had a 24-31 record and was 1-1 in Bowl Games. Kent State won the Frisco Bowl in 2019, the year Lewis led them to a 7-6 record. It was the only season in his tenure in which the team finished above .500.
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Sean Lewis as a Wisconsin Badger
Sean Lewis played for the Wisconsin Badgers in 2006 and 2007. He was not used often in the offense, catching just one pass for seven yards in two seasons.
A Long Coaching Career Already
After his playing days were over, Lewis immediately started his coaching career as the offensive coordinator at Harold L. Richards High School in Illinois. In 2010, Lewis was hired as the tight ends coach at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. The next season, he served as a graduate assistant on the coaching staff at Akron.
From 2012-2013, Lewis was the wide receivers/tight ends coach at Eastern Illinois. In 2014, he accepted the role of wide receivers coach at Bowling Green. The next season, he was named co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. From 2016-2017, he held these same roles with Syracuse.
Lewis was hired in 2018 to be the head coach at Kent State. At the time of his hiring, he was just 32 years old, making him the youngest head coach in the FCS.
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