Jim Lewis

Year Inducted: 1982

Category: Coaches

Schools / Organizations: Bowen High School
Augusta High School
LaHarpe High School
Macomb High School

Biography: Jim Lewis coached basketball for 25 seasons in Illinois before heading south where he coached for eight more. Lewis coached basketball at Bowen High School, Augusta High School, LaHarpe High School, (Industry) Stronghurst High School and Macomb High School. At Bowen in nine seasons Lewis’ teams won 7 IHSA District titles, 3 IHSA Regional titles, four county tournament and was a member of the 1954 IHSA Sweet Sixteen. At Bowen Lewis won 177 and lost 74. His overall coaching record in is 435 wins and 324 losses. Lewis finished his career as principal, teacher and coach at St. Stephen’s School in Bradenton, Fla.  Jim Lewis passed away on December 10, 2003.