Kevin Lewis brings more than a quarter-century of softball and baseball training experience and coaching at the high school and collegiate levels to Hocking College. After injuring his rotator cuff while playing for the Springfield Capitals of the independent Frontier League, one of Lewis’s friends forced him to play a fast-pitch softball game. He had never wanted to play before but fell in love with it that night. Lewis still plays competitively on a travel team that plays throughout the country. He no longer pitches; instead, he plays first and third base.
Years later, when the father of a client asked if he’d be interested in coaching high school softball, Lewis’s first instinct was again to say no. He ended up coaching that team for three years. The team was listed in the statewide ranking all three seasons and went to the state championship game his third season. During those years, Lewis was named district and regional coach of the year and coached an All-Star game for the Michigan High School Athletic Association.