Lewis Shine most recently coached at Winthrop University as the Associate Head Coach of the Women’s Basketball Team for the 2018-2019 season. Prior to Winthrop Shine coached at Central State University, a Division II school in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) where he was a part of two 20-game winning seasons (20-8 in 2016-2017, 23-6 in 2017-2018), including an 18-5 record as the acting head coach during the 2017-18 season.
Shine has also served as a personal trainer since 2005. Shine has trained athletes on all levels including professional, collegiate, high school and junior high. He has also worked with non-athletes via one-on-one sessions, team sessions, group training, fitness and boot camp classes, as well as online and virtual training.
In 2011-2012, Lewis was
the PR & Marketing Director for the Lima Explosion, a member of the
American Basketball Association. During the 2012-2013 Season, he served as the
General Manager of the team as well as the Head Coach.
From 2013-2016, Shine was the Owner & General Manager of his own Minor League Basketball Team (Lima Express), that spent the first two years of its existence playing in the PBL (Premier Basketball League). During the team’s inaugural season, Shine was named Co-Executive of the Year. In the third season of the team’s existence, it moved up to play in the MPBA (Midwest Professional Basketball League).
Shine earned his degree
at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Majoring in Exercise Science, Shine received
his Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Sports Studies in 2002.
In his first year in Oxford, Shine walked on to the Miami Redhawk basketball team and was a member of the 1998 team, under the late great Coach Charlie Coles, that went on be one of the greatest basketball teams in school history. Under the on-court leadership of NBA Lottery Pick Wally Szczerbiak, they went on to win the 1998-1999 MAC (Mid-American Conference) Championship, and reached the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.
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