Remembering Dr. Al Lewis

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Al Lewis. / Photo courtesy of BVU

Dr. Al Lewis, professor emeritus of health and physical education, passed away on Feb. 22. He was 78.

Lewis served on the Buena Vista College faculty from 1970 until his retirement in 1988. In the 1970s, he was head of the physical education department and director of intramural programs. Lewis was well-known as a professor who emphasized the “education in physical education.”

In athletics, Lewis was assistant football coach from 1970-1989. He coordinated defense for the Beavers and acted as interim head coach during the 1983 season. Lewis also served as track and field coach, earning Iowa Conference Coach of the Year honors in 1984. He was inducted into the BVU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be posted when they are available.