Corridor of Fame basketball coach Man Lewis, who won 592 games in 30 seasons at the College of Houston, died Thursday. He was 93.
Lewis led the Cougars to fourteen NCAA tournaments and 5 Closing Fours. Houston dropped to North Carolina State in the 1983 national championship recreation in 1 of the greatest upsets in higher education basketball background and fell to Georgetown in the 1984 closing. He retired in 1986.
Lewis coached 3 Corridor of Famers which includes Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon, who have been portion of the “Phi Slama Jama” groups of the early eighties.
He also mentored Elvin Hayes, who led the No. two Cougars to a seventy one-69 victory over leading-ranked UCLA in 1968, snapping the Bruins’ 47-sport successful streak.
It was the very first nationally televised recreation in higher education basketball background and also witnessed by a group of fifty two,693 at the Houston Astrodome.
Dena, his spouse of 72 a long time, died in June.