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Dianne Lewis

As of Feb. 25, 2016           

Named as an assistant coach for the 2016 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship Team on March 3, 2016, Lewis will serve in her third USA Basketball coaching assignment. She also was the assistant coach for the bronze medal winning 2015 USA U16 Women’s National Team, and she was a court coach for the 2014 USA Women’s U17 World Championship Team Trials.

“I am grateful for another opportunity to serve as an assistant coach with USA Basketball,” Lewis said. “The chance to work with such amazing athletes and represent our country is one that I will always treasure.
“What an honor to work with two incredible coaches, Dori and Sam,” Lewis added of USA head coach Dori Oldaker and assistant coach Samantha Quigley, with whom Lewis coached in 2015 as well. “I respect these two women and the hard work they have put into their craft.”

In 15 seasons (2001-02 to present) as the girls basketball coach at Edison, she has compiled a 292-65 record through 2014-15.

Thus far in 2015-16, she has led her team to a 22-2 mark (as of Feb. 25) and a fourth-straight 5A North Regional Championship.

In 2014-15, she led her team to a 27-2 record, a Capitol Conference Title, a 5A Northern Region title and the 2015 Virginia 5A state semifinals.

Overall, she has guided the Eagles to eight conference titles, six Northern Region championships for state semifinals and two state championship appearances.
In 2013-14, she guided her team to a 25-4 record, to conference and regional championships and the state tournament final four. With a win against Wakefield High School on Jan. 14, 2014, she recorded her 250th win while at Edison.

In 2012-13, she led Edison to a 24-5 record, a Northern Region championship and the 3A state quarterfinals.

She has been awarded the National District Coach of the Year six times; Northern Region Coach of the Year in 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015; the Capitol Conference Coach of the Year in 2014; Fairfax County Women in Sports Coach of the Year in 2010; and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coach of the Year in 2013.

In June 2013, Lewis was named the USA Today/WUSA 9 Coach of the Year.

Many of her former players have gone on to play at the college level.

Lewis also is involved in the basketball community serving as a coach with the Tiger Basketball AAU organization.

Her daughter, Shawnee Lewis, a 2008 Edison graduate, played for her mother in high school and at Virginia Wesleyan College. She now coaches alongside her mother.

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