Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 20, 2013
Tyrone Lewis

Volunteer Assistant
OU Coaching Staff
Tyrone Lewis

Tyrone Lewis, a native of El Reno, Okla., enters his second year as the Sooners Volunteer Assistant Coach.

Lewis arrived in Norman after three years as Oklahoma State's assistant coach. Before he made the transition into coaching, Lewis wrestled for Oklahoma State from 2001-04, where he won two Big 12 individual championships in 2001 and 2004 and compiled a 120-15 record. He finished fifth at the NCAA championship in 2001, was third in 2002, fifth in 2003 and was the national runner-up in 2004.

After graduating from OSU in 2004 with a degree in secondary education/history, Lewis served as a coach for the Gator Wrestling Club from 2005-06 before taking his first college assistant job at Oklahoma City University, where he helped the Stars to a 12th-place finish at the NAIA Championship and coached a trio of All-Americans.

Lewis' name is known in national wrestling circles as he was the 2008 runner-up at both the U.S. Olympic Trials and at U.S. Nationals in the 74 kg/163 pound weight class. He was an alternate for the 2008 Olympic team.

Lewis competed on both the national and international levels after leaving OSU, winning the Sunkist Kids Tournament in 2007 and taking fifth at the Ivan Yarygin Tournament in Siberia. He represented the United States at the 2005 World University Games in Izmir, Turkey and was a training partner for the U.S. Senior World Team as it competed at the 2005 FILA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Lewis has been happily married to McKenzie Lewis since June 12, 2010.

 The Lewis File
 Hometown  El Reno, Okla.
 College  Oklahoma State, 2004
 Family  wife, McKenzie

 Coaching History
 2011-present, Oklahoma Volunteer Assistant
 2008-2011, Oklahoma State Assistant
 2006-2007, Oklahom City University Assistant

 Wrestling Experience
 2001-2004 - Oklahoma State

 Wrestling Honors
 Two-time Big 12 champion
 Four-time NCAA qualifier
 2004 NCAA runner-up
 Alternate for 2008 U.S. Olympic team



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