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Tyrone Lewis
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Oklahoma State (2004)
Experience: 1st Year
Email: tlewis74@umd.edu

Tyrone Lewis is in his first season with the Maryland wrestling team. He was named an assistant coach on August 8, 2013.

Lewis, a native of El Reno, Okla., arrives in College Park after spending two seasons as a volunteer assistant at Oklahoma. Prior to his two-year stint in Norman, Lewis served as an assistant coach at Oklahoma State for three seasons.

In his time with Oklahoma, the Sooners finished in the top 15 at the NCAA Championships twice with Kedric Maple capturing the 141-pound national title last season.

Before making the transition into coaching, Lewis wrestled for the Cowboys from 2001-04, where he won two Big XII titles (2001, 2004) and compiled a 120-15 record. Lewis made four NCAA appearances finishing fifth in 2001, third in 2002, fifth in 2003, and was a national runner-up in 2004.

Lewis' name is known in national wrestling circles as he was the 2008 runner-up at both the U.S. Olympic Trials and at U.S. Nationals in the 74 kg/163 pound weight class. He was an alternate for the 2008 Olympic team.

Lewis competed on both the national and international levels after leaving Oklahoma State. He represented the United States at the 2005 World University Games in Izmir, Turkey, and was a training partner for the U.S. Senior World Team as it competed at the 2005 FILA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

After graduating from Oklahoma State with a bachelor's degree in secondary education/history, Lewis took his first collegiate coaching job at Oklahoma City University as an assistant and helped guide the Stars to a 12th-place finish at the NAIA Championships, while coaching three All-Americans.

Lewis and his wife, McKenzie, have been married since June 10, 2012.


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