Jeff Lewis begins his first season on the staff at Northern Arizona University, returning to his alma mater as the wide receivers coach.
Lewis previously coached three seasons at the University of Louisville. He was the offensive administration assistant in 2007 and 2008 before being promoted to wide receivers coach in 2009. He served as assistant football coach at Prescott High School last season, coaching the quarterbacks and wide receivers.
Lewis is a member of the NAU Hall of Fame after a standout career for the Lumberjacks from 1992-95. He played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints from 1996-2002 after being a fourth round selection of the Broncos in the 1996 Draft. He was part of two Super Bowl teams during his career, including the Broncos’ Super Bowl XXXII championship team.
Lewis finished his impressive career at Northern Arizona ranked second on the school's all-time lists for passing yards (9,639), touchdowns (67), completions (785) and attempts (1,315). His 59.6 pass completion percentage ranks second in Lumberjack annals, and was the end result of a four-year progression in completion percentage: 52.8%, 56.4%, 60.4% and 66.8 %. He holds the NCAA Division I-AA career record for interception avoidance with a figure of 1.82. Lewis earned third-team All-America and second-team All-Big Sky honors as a junior in 1994.
He graduated from NAU with a degree in health education with an emphasis in psychology in 1996. He is the proud father of son Elijah James Lewis.
Jeff Lewis, Wide Receivers
Born: April 17,
College: Northern Arizona University, 1996.
Playing Experience: Northern Arizona University, 1992-95; Denver Broncos 1997-99; Carolina Panthers 1999-01; New Orleans Saints, 2001-02.
Family: Has one son, Elijah James Lewis.
Recruiting Areas: Scottsdale / Phoenix HS (AZ) / Ventura County & Santa Barbara County & Central Coast HS (CA)
Lewis’ Coaching Chronology
|2007-08||University of Louisville, Offensive Administrative Assistant|
|2009||University of Louisville, Wide Receivers|
|2012||Northern Arizona University, Wide Receivers|