Fresno State has hired Justin Lewis as the program’s new assistant coach.
On Monday, Fresno State head coach Linda Garza posted a photo with Lewis at the team’s softball facility. “Excited to work along side Coach Lewis Thanks for believing in me & @FresnoStateSB,” Garza captioned the post.
Lewis spent the 2020 season as an assistant coach at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Islanders offense batted .218 in twenty-two games on the shortened year, with eight home runs and a team OPS of .621. Freshman Sydney Hoyt led the squad with four home runs, and finished second on the roster with a .286 batting average.
Prior to his single-season tenure with the Islanders, Lewis spent two years on staff at Texas A&M-Kingsville. He was part of the coaching staff that led the Javelinas to the Division II national championship series and set a program record with 52 wins. Lewis shepherded an offense that set new single-season program records in four different statistical categories.
During the 2020 season, Fresno State finished with a 21-4 overall record and earned wins over Texas, Illinois, and Ohio State. The Bulldogs finished the shortened year with a team batting average of .296 and nineteen home runs.