Lewis to Assist Grace College Men’s Tennis
Andy Lewis has been named an assistant coach for Grace College’s men’s tennis team starting in the 2017 season.
Lewis, who will assist head coach Larry Schuh, is a Grace graduate and a standout Lancer. He was a two-time NAIA national qualifier with the Lancers and won multiple conference awards.
He played at Grace from 1985-89, earning All-Conference accolades each year. In his final two years, he won three district crowns in singles and doubles to advance to the NAIA National Championships.
He also won a pair of conference titles as a junior and senior.
“I am very excited to help Coach Schuh this year with the men. I was very lucky to learn from Mike Grill as my tennis coach, and I would like to continue the impact that he had on Grace’s program,” Lewis said. “I want to bring out the best in each of our players both on and off the court.”
Lewis served as the tennis coach at Warsaw from 1993-2004. He helped the Tigers win 13 individual sectional championships, 2 team region championships and 7 individual regional crowns.
He helped lead a doubles’ team to a third-place finish in the state and was also voted as the Northern Lakes Conference Coach of the Year.
“I’m excited for Andy to partner with Coach Schuh in leading the men’s tennis program,” said Grace Director of Athletics Chad Briscoe. “Andy has a great tennis background both with the Grace program and within the community. His deep connections in the community will benefit our program tremendously. He has a strong commitment to the mission of Grace College, and his tennis expertise will benefit our student-athletes.”
Lewis served as an assistant tennis professional from 1981-89 at Lakewood Racquet Club in Lexington, Ohio.
He played postgraduate in the United States Tennis Association for a decade. He helped his 4.5 men’s team win a state, region and national championship in 2015. He has also been a part of two additional state and regional winning teams in the USTA.