Douglas Lewis

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Outstanding Athlete
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Douglas Lewis, M.A., joined the MCC basketball team for the 1985-86 season. He was the starting point guard for the outstanding 1986-87 team, which won the conference and regional championships and finished in third place at the NJCAA championships. He was all-conference and all-region both years he played at MCC and also was ranked among the top five point guards in the league. He continued playing at Missouri State University where the team won conference tournament championships as well as played in the Division 1 NCAA Tournament.

Doug coached college basketball for 23 years at the Division 1 & 2 levels. He is currently a Special Education teacher in the Milwaukee Public Schools and head boys basketball coach at his alma mater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Rufus King International High School – where he was on the school’s first state basketball championship team in 1984 as a player. As a head coach, Doug's career record is 231-166. For more than 30 years, he has dedicated his life to community service in Dayton, Ohio; Marquette, Michigan; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A major supporter of student literacy programs, he is known for motivating children who live in poverty to understand that education is the way to succeed in life. Directing basketball camps during his 30 years as a coach has always been an opportunity for him to direct youth toward education and sports goals.