Michael Lewis will be named the new assistant coach at Virginia Tech, sources confirmed to JWOS on Wednesday.
Lewis joins the Hokies’ staff after a stint on staff at Minnesota. He began his tenure with the Golden Gophers as a graduate manager before being promoted to the role of volunteer assistant coach. He was part of the staff that led the Gophers to a berth in the 2019 Women’s College World Series.
Prior to his tenure in Minneapolis, Lewis spent three years on staff at Missouri-Kansas City, including two years as an assistant coach for the Roos.
A longtime men’s fastpitch player, Lewis has played both international and professional softball. In 2012, he was a part of the US Junior Men’s National Team that finished fifth at the World Championships.
Virginia Tech finished the 2020 season with a 21-4 overall record, with an undefeated 3-0 record in conference play before the COVID-19 pandemic brought an abrupt end to the campaign. Lewis replaces Kirin Kumar on the Hokies’ staff.