Guy Lewis, college basketball coach, Died at 93


Guy Vernon Lewis II was born on March 19, 1922, and died on November 26, 2015.

He was an American basketball player and coach.

Guy served as the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Houston from 1956 to 1986.

Guy led his Houston Cougars to five appearances in the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament, in 1967, 1968, 1982, 1983, and 1984.

He was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.

Guy was hospitalized for a stroke on February 27, 2002.

He later recovered, but experienced some lasting effects from the episode.

From 1959 until his death, Guy resided in the University Oaks subdivision adjacent to the University of Houston.

Guy was the honouree at the 2012 Houston Aphasia Recovery Center luncheon benefit.

Guy Lewis passed away on the morning of November 26, 2015 at his home in Houston at the age of 93.