Following the sudden resignation last week of Walt McKee, the University of Manitoba Bisons have announced Chris Lewis as the interim Bison women’s soccer head coach for the 2010 season.
Lewis, 45, has an extensive background in soccer throughout his over 20 years experience as a soccer coach and educator.
The former Bison student-athlete suited up for the Manitoba Bisons football and track and field from 1984-86. After university, he was part of provincial all-star team at the Western Canada Games in 1987 and in 1988, he was on the Manchester City reserve team (Barclays League Division 2) in England.
“I am really happy and excited about the opportunity to work with the university women’s soccer program at Manitoba and look forward to an exciting and successful season ahead in 2010,” Lewis said in a release.
Walt McKee served as the team’s inaugural head coach since 2000 before leaving due to undisclosed medical reasons.
The Bisons’ 2010 soccer season begins September 11.