Head Baseball Coach Blake Lewis
Blake Lewis is entering his eighth season as Head Coach of the Lawson State Baseball program. He has served three coaching stints with the baseball program. One under former head coach Barry Dean (2009) and three as the head baseball coach (2010-2012). He demonstrates inspiring coaching abilities, which are enhanced by his professional experience as a player and recruiter. During Coach Lewis first stint as the Head Coach (2009-2012), the program has had several record breaking seasons, and has been ranked nationally numerous times, most recently as high as 12th in the country under his leadership. As a leader his goal is to help our student-athletes become better men, better students and better players. We are thrilled to introduce Blake Lewis as our new head baseball coach.” “Our baseball program is in terrific shape,” Rice added. Lewis has coached over 20 All-Conference players, 5 All-Americans, and 7 players that went on to play professionally. Recently he completed his second season as an Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for the University of Montevallo baseball program in 2014. Lewis has been part of a coaching staff that guided Montevallo to back-to-back 30 win seasons and a pair of appearances in the Peach Belt Conference tournament championship game. Lewis served as the Montevallo’s third base coach in 2013 guiding Montevallo base runners to 101 stolen bases during the season. Lewis was also a graduate assistant at the University of West Alabama for two seasons (2006-2008). In those two seasons he helped the teams to an 86-30 record and a Gulf South Conference East divisional title in 2007. Lewis played at Bevill State CC in Sumiton, AL and then transferred to the University of Montevallo for two seasons (2004-2005). His senior year the team finished with a 36-22 record and he was third on the team in batting average with a .325 clip. He led the team with 21 stolen bases and was third with 35 RBI. He helped the team to a GSC tournament that season. A native of Pleasant Grove, Alabama, Lewis is a 2006 graduate of the University of Montevallo with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He earned his graduate degree in 2008 from the University of West Alabama. Lewis is married to wife, Amanda, and they have two sons Fischer and Griffin and daughter Logan.
Assistant Baseball Coach: Ryan Sadler
Assistant Baseball Coach: Thomas Lowery, III