Georgia State hires Buffalo's Eric Lewis as secondary coach

Friday February 20th, 2015

Former Buffalo Bulls secondary coach Eric Lewis has accepted the same position at Georgia State, according to sources.

This past season was Lewis’ first at Buffalo. He succeeds former Georgia State defensive backs coach J.D. Williams, who left to be UNLV’s cornerbacks coach in December.

Prior to Buffalo, the 39-year-old Lewis had been defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Weber State for two seasons. He also held both of those positions at Eastern Michigan in 2009 and was defensive backs coach at Louisville the previous year.

He was a quality control coach for the NFL’s Green Bay Packers from 2006-07 and coached defensive backs at Ball State for three years prior to then. He was also a defensive backs coach at Bucknell in 2002 and graduate assistant at Michigan State in 2001.

An East Lansing, Michigan native, Lewis played cornerback at San Diego State from 1994-98. He is the son of former longtime NFL assistant coach Sherman Lewis.

The younger Lewis joins Georgia State coach Trent Miles, who is entering his third season. The Panthers ranked an impressive 19th in the FBS this past season in passing yards allowed (193.7 per game).

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