Marvin Lewis joins Herm Edwards’ ASU workers

Former Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis is becoming a member of Arizona State’s soccer workers, Solar Devils coach Herm Edwards introduced Tuesday.

“Marvin Lewis is among the most revered minds in our recreation,” Edwards mentioned in an announcement. “Whether or not because the winningest coach within the franchise historical past of the Cincinnati Bengals, or the architect of one of many best defenses in NFL historical past, the 2000 Baltimore Ravens, Marvin has succeeded in all places he has been and he has finished it the appropriate method. His ardour for instructing might be an unimaginable profit not just for our coaches, but in addition for the younger males we’re answerable for as college students and athletes.”

Marvin Lewis might be a particular adviser on Herm Lewis’ workers at Arizona State.¬†Billie Weiss/Getty Pictures

Edwards mentioned Lewis, who was fired in December after teaching the Bengals for 16 seasons, will function a particular adviser. Lewis will function a sounding board for the teaching workers and advise coaches and workers members. He might be part of recreation technique and will develop into a “face of this system” for talking engagements down the street.

Lewis is not going to be permitted to work instantly with gamers, as he’s not formally a place coach.

“I’ve identified Herman for nearly 30 years and the chance to return and help him and his coaches win soccer video games may be very thrilling and interesting,” Lewis mentioned in an announcement. “Arizona State and Tempe have at all times been particular to me.

“I envision simply being one other set of eyes, one other set of ears, and doing something I can to assist the coaches. I used to be actually impressed with the workers and what they achieved after they hit the bottom operating final season. ASU is a superb college and is understood for having an excellent athletic program that has at all times been in a position to entice prime athletes from across the nation and I look ahead to doing all I can to assist this system.”

Lewis went 131-122-Three throughout his 16 years in Cincinnati, setting the franchise file for profession wins. He was the franchise’s longest-tenured coach and set the membership’s head teaching file for playoff appearances (seven), consecutive playoff appearances (5) and division titles (4). The seven playoff berths underneath Lewis equaled the quantity the Bengals had within the 35 seasons earlier than his arrival in 2003.

Nonetheless, Lewis went Zero-7 within the playoffs and was fired following the 2018 season after a 6-10 yr, regardless of a Four-1 begin.

Lewis joins ASU’s workers following a formidable 7-6 debut for Edwards that included upset wins over Michigan State and Utah, which had been each ranked 15th nationally when the Solar Devils performed them.

Lewis started his profession in 1981 as linebackers coach for Idaho State, which received the NCAA Division I-AA championship throughout his first yr with the staff. He was additionally an assistant coach at Lengthy Seashore State (1985-1986), New Mexico (1987-1989), and Pittsburgh (1990-1992).

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