Ivan Lewis was named the seventh head coach in Felician men's basketball history when he was promoted from associate head coach in May 2015. He is the first alumnus of the University to hold the position. In July 2019, Lewis was elevated to the full-time position of head men's basketball coach with no other duties.
Lewis guided the 2017-18 Golden Falcons to their first Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference playoff appearance in five years. In 2018-19, Lewis and Felician repeated as CACC quarterfinalists while posting a 14-13 overall record, the program's first winning season of the last eight.
Lewis returned to his alma mater in the fall of 2008 for his first collegiate coaching position as a member of Del G. Harrison's Golden Falcon staff. He was retained by Dave DeFerrari the following season, and was the lead assistant on Felician's 2009-10 CACC championship team. In September 2012, DeFerrari elevated Lewis to associate head coach.
Lewis spent 2005-08 as the lead assistant at Elmwood Park (N.J.) Memorial High School. The Crusaders won three division titles and the 2006-07 Group I sectional state championship while he was on staff.
Lewis is a 2004 cum laude graduate of Felician with a B.A. in marketing/management. He played two seasons for the Golden Falcons, and was a tri-captain of the 2003-04 squad that won the CACC regular-season title and the ECAC Division II championship. He shares the school record for assists in a game with 14.
Prior to attending Felician, Lewis played at Tompkins Cortland Community College, where he led the NJCAA in scoring as a freshman. He is the all-time leading scorer at TCCC, and earned an A.A. in business administration in 2002. In 2014, he was inducted into the TCCC Athletic Hall of Fame.
Lewis has filled several non-coaching roles in the Felician athletics department. During his first four seasons as head coach, he simultaneously served as the manager of athletics facilities and staff advisor to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Felician Athletics Hall of Fame Committee.
Lewis earned a master's in sports management from California (Pa.) University in 2010. He has a daughter, Mia, and a son, Jaylen, and resides in Lodi.
last updated 8/26/19
|2015-16||FELICIAN||10-16||7-12 (T-6th North)||First Felician alum to serve as its head men's basketball coach|
|2016-17||FELICIAN||10-17||7-12 (6th North)||-|
|2017-18||FELICIAN||12-16||9-10 (4th North)||CACC Quarterfinals|
|2018-19||FELICIAN||14-13||12-7 (4th North)||CACC Quarterfinals; first winning season since 2010-11|
|Total (4 yrs.)||46-62 (.434)||35-41 (.461)||-|