SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College has named Eric Lewis interim head coach of the women's soccer program. Lewis served as an assistant coach for the Terriers last season.
Lewis joined the Terriers in 2017 after spending four seasons at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where he served as the head women's soccer coach, assistant athletics director, and the NCAA Compliance Coordinator. In 2015, Lewis led Lycoming to a 10-9 record.
Overall, Lewis has nearly 20 years of college head coaching experience. He also has four years of experience as a high school head coach and spent four years as an assistant women's soccer coach at the division I level.
Lewis began his coaching career as head coach of both the men's and women's soccer teams at Southwest Guilford High in High Point, North Carolina. He then moved on to become an assistant for the Guilford College men's soccer team, before earning his first head coaching job as the head women's coach at Louisburg College. At Louisburg, he earned back-to-back NJCAA Region X Coach of the Year Awards in two seasons as head coach. He quickly rebuilt the Louisburg program, leading it to a 14-win improvement and an 18-4-1 record in his first year with the program. The 2001 team reached the NJCAA District D finals and was ranked 12th in the final national junior college poll after posting a 20-1-1 record.
He took over the head coaching position at Guilford College in 2002. Lewis coached one All-American, four all-region student-athletes, six all-state performers and 19 All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) selections at Guilford. Guilford played in two ODAC Tournament finals under Lewis, reaching the championship match in back-to-back years in 2005 and 2006. In 2006, he guided the Quakers to a school-record nine ODAC wins. During his 11 years at the helm, he helped the team to five 10-win seasons, including four straight from 2003-06.
Lewis owns a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from High Point, as well as a Master of Arts in history from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont.