Buffalo Hires Eric Lewis as their defensive Backs Coach

Douglas C. Pizac-US PRESSWIRE

After defensive backs coach Maurice Linguist left for Iowa State the Bulls started looking for a replacement. Today footballscoop is reporting that Eric Lewis, the defensive coordinator of Weber State will take over the Buffalo dfensive backfield

Coach Lewis is the son of long-time college and NFL coach Sherman Lewis and a native of East Lansing, Michigan.

Lewis played in the defensive backfield at San Diego State until 1998.  He was a four-year starter with the Aztecs and earned All-WAC second team honors as a senior.  He is his San Diego State's all-time leader in career pass breakups.

After coaching at St. Augustine High School in San Diego, and working as a graduate assistant at Michigan State he moved on to Bucknell and then Ball State. He worked with the Cards for three seasons (2003-05) as a safeties coach.

After Ball State he spent two seasons as a defensive quality coach for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL where he assisted cornerbacks coach Lionel Washington and secondary coach Kurt Schottenheimer. Then one at Louisville.

He hit the MAC again in 2009 when he was the DC at Eastern Michigan.  After EMU he was hited on as an assistant coach at Weber State. This time last year he was elevated to the position of Defensive Coordinator.

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