Former Tulane standout Kim Lewis returned to his alma mater in 2008-09 and began his third tour with the Green Wave. Lewis enters his second season as a member of the Green Wave's coaching staff.
He was a four-year letterwinner for Tulane from 1990-95, and later served an assistant coach from 1996-98. Lewis spent the last two seasons at Duquesne under head coach Ron Everhart, a former Tulane assistant coach under Perry Clark who recruited and coached Lewis during his playing career with the Green Wave.
Following the 2007-08 season with the Dukes, Lewis was hired by Centenary head coach Greg Gary as the top assistant for the Gents. Lewis and Gary each served as assistant coaches at Duquesne and were teammates at Tulane from 1990-92. Prior to Duquesne, Lewis had coaching stints at Northeastern (2004-2006), McNeese State (2002-03) and Xavier (La.) (2001-02).
In 1995, Lewis was drafted in the seventh round with the 92nd overall pick in the CBA draft by Sioux Falls. He spent 1998 through 2001 playing professionally in the Icelandic Basketball League. While in Iceland, he led his team to a championship, earning MVP and best all-around player honors in the process. During his first season in Iceland, he doubled as his team's head coach.
As a collegian, Lewis played a major role in resurrecting a Tulane program that had disbanded from 1985-86 through the 1988-89 season. He made his mark quickly as the Metro Conference Freshman of the Year in 1990-91. During his sophomore campaign, Lewis became the leader of the famed "Posse." Although he started only nine games that season, he was named second-team All-Metro and led Tulane in scoring with a 15.4 average as the Wave won its first conference championship and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time ever. The Green Wave reached a ranking of No. 14 in the AP poll and advanced to the second round of the 1992 NCAA Tournament Southeast Regional. Lewis helped Tulane to 18 wins and an NIT appearance in 1993-94 and to a return trip to the NCAAs as a senior in 1994-95 with a 23-10 mark.
Lewis led TU to 78 victories during his career, including opening round wins in two NCAA Tournament appearances and during one NIT showing. He still ranks as Tulane's 11th all-time leading scorer and holds school career records for steals and games played and also ranks on various individual and career lists for 3-pointers made, attempted and percentage as well as free throws made and attempted. Lewis was Tulane's T-Club Male Athlete of the Year in 1994-95.
Lewis returned to coaching in 2001 when he accepted an assistant's position at Xavier University (La.). After one season at Xavier, he moved on to McNeese State, where he was a recruiter under Tic Price for one year. It was following the 2003-04 season that Lewis was reunited with Everhart at Northeastern, and followed him to Duquesne.
A native of Angie, La., Lewis earned his bachelor's degree in media arts/communications from Tulane in 1994.