Spud Lewis
Biographical details
DiedNovember 29, 1978
San Francisco, California
Playing career
1926–1928Stanford
Position(s)Quarterback, halfback, fullback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1929–1931Northwestern (assistant)
1932–1936San Francisco
Head coaching record
Overall15–21–4

Lawrence D. "Spud" Lewis (? – November 29, 1978) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of San Francisco from 1932 to 1936, compiling a record of 15–21–4.[1] Lewis played college football at Stanford University as a quarterback, halfback, and fullback for head coach Pop Warner.[2] He worked as an assistant football coach at Northwestern University under head coach Dick Hanley for three seasons, from 1929 to 1931, before he was hired at San Francisco in 1932.[3]

Lewis died on November 29, 1978, in San Francisco, following a long illness.[4]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
San Francisco Dons (Independent) (1932–1936)
1932 San Francisco 2–6
1933 San Francisco 1–5–1
1934 San Francisco 3–3–1
1935 San Francisco 5–3
1936 San Francisco 4–4–2
San Francisco: 15–21–4
Total: 15–21–4

References

  1. ^ Borba, Harry (December 1, 1936). "Post Vacated By Resignation Of Lewis Given George Malley". The San Francisco Examiner. San Francisco, California. p. 21. Retrieved October 17, 2020 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  2. ^ "Spud Lewis Coach For Northwestern". The Press Democrat. Santa Rosa, California. February 24, 1929. p. 6. Retrieved October 17, 2020 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  3. ^ Leiser, William (January 21, 1932). "Lewis Slated As U. S. F. Grid Coach". San Francisco Examiner. San Francisco, California. p. 19. Retrieved October 17, 2020 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  4. ^ "Ex-coach Lewis dead". San Francisco Examiner. San Francisco, California. December 1, 1978. p. 63. Retrieved October 17, 2020 – via Newspapers.com open access.