Long Time BVU Coach Lewis Has Passed Away

Al Lewis, a former coach and teacher at Buena Vista University passed away late Thursday afternoon.  Lewis was 78.

Lewis served at Buena Vista’s athletic department in different capacities from 1970 to 1989, including teaching physical education and science classes while coaching track and football. In 1984, Lewis became the first Buena Vista track coach to earn Iowa Conference Coach of the Year honors and his promotion of the school continues today, as he established the Al Lewis Endowment Fund upon his retirement.

He was inducted into the B-V-U athletics Hall of Fame in 2005, he is survived by his wife Dee of Storm Lake.