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Quntashea Lewis named Head Women's Basketball Coach

Lewis joins the Marlins after three seasons as head coach of the Salem College Spirit

vwuathletics.com | August 4, 2022

Quntashea Lewis, head basketball coach at Salem College (NC), has been named as the new head women's basketball coach at Virginia Wesleyan University, according to Andrea Hoover-Erbig, Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. She replaces Liz Hudy, who stepped down after three seasons to work in private business. 

Lewis and Desiree Driver of Averett University join the league this season as the first African-American women's basketball head coaches in ODAC history. 

"Quntashea is a bright, young and upcoming star in the coaching profession," said Hoover-Erbig. "She has an established reputation as a player and coach and comes highly recommended by some of the most respected leaders in the women's basketball coaching profession. We are excited for her to join our Virginia Wesleyan family."

"My thanks to Coach Hoover-Erbig for this opportunity at such a distinguished institution," Lewis said. "Playing and coaching against VWU has brought an appreciation for the quality of the University, its sports facilities, and the athletic department. Virginia Wesleyan provides an outstanding student-athlete experience in a premier location. I look forward to building on that success and immersing myself in the Marlin culture and working with our amazing student-athletes."

Lewis joins Virginia Wesleyan University after spending the last three seasons as the head coach of the Salem College Spirit in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 

Prior to taking over the head coaching role at Salem, she spent the 2018-19 season as an assistant coach at Mount Saint Mary College. While at MSMC, Lewis was responsible for creating and facilitating pre-season workouts and weight training programs. She gained extensive experience in recruiting, scouting, and film breakdown and analysis. 

Lewis holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in coaching from Salem College. She was a four-year student-athlete for the Spirit, garnering numerous awards and accolades. She ranked first in Salem's career history in offensive rebounds (335), defensive rebounds (472) and total rebounds (872). She also ranks second in field goals made (475), points (1,208) and points per game average (20.7). While playing at Salem, Lewis was named Team MVP, Great South Athletic Conference Player of the Year, Salem College Anne Woodward Student-Athlete of the Year, D3Hoops All-Region 3rd Team, and North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association First-Team College Division All-State.

She is no stranger to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference as she was an assistant coach at Eastern Mennonite University from 2016 to 2018. 

VWU basketball teams compete in the recently renovated TowneBank Arena in the Jane P. Batten Student Center, a modern 2,000 seat venue with 360-degree seating, spacious professional style locker rooms, and support facilities for sports medicine and booster entertainment.

This article originally appeared on vwuathletics.com.