PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers women’s basketball assistant coach Tom Lewis has announced that he is resigning his position at the University.
“I thoroughly enjoyed working with Coach Lewis, and he has been a great asset to our program,” Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer said. “I found him to be cooperative, knowledgeable and very effective. But, I understand and support his decision, and I wish him nothing but the best.”
Lewis served for one season at RU, joining the staff in June of 2002. Among his responsibilities were recruiting, on-the-floor coaching, opponent scouting and the summer camp program.
“I’ve made the tough decision to leave Rutgers in order to pursue opportunities closer to my home,” Lewis said. “It’s been a great experience to be here at Rutgers, and I’ll miss the players and coaches tremendously. But, I look forward to coming back in the next few years to watch this group win a championship.”
Rutgers engineered the most dramatic turnaround in Division I this year, improving from 9-20 in 2001-2002 to 21-8 and a trip to the NCAA Tournament’s second round this season.