Before getting out of the game, Rick Lewis established himself as one of the most successful N.C. AAU Basketball coaches in history. His teams won N.C. state AAU championships seven times, including five from 2002-08. At the AAU National Event, Lewis’ teams placed in five of the past eight, finishing in the top 10 five of those years and winning a national championship in 2004 for the 11 & under team.
Rick was coach and founder of the Carolina Flight AAU organization. His philosophy was simple, but effective: to build championship-caliber teams and players on and off the court by helping players develop character, sportsmanship, a hard work ethic and a winning attitude, things that they could carry forward in high school, college and the rest of their lives.
That philosophy has worked: more than a dozen of Rick’s former players are now playing or will be playing Division I college basketball.
For several years, Rick has also been the regional director for the N.C. Junior Phenom Camp and the N.C. Phenom 150 Camp. Rick has developed a reputation nationally for providing the most organized and professional regional exposure/evaluation camps in the country. Rick is now the founder and editor for the Phenom Hoop Report, a college basketball scouting service that is known for covering the top high school, AAU and exposure events in the country.
Today, schools from every major conference are taking his service. The Phenom Hoop Report was based upon a simple philosophy of “balance, thorough, and detailed evaluations based upon the 3 P’s philosophy of Performance, Production, and Potential.”
Rick graduated from Appalachian State University in 1979 with a degree in Business Administration. Rick has been married to his beautiful wife Margaret for over 30 years and is a father of three. He has one daughter, Bridgett, and two sons, Colby and Tyler. Colby is currently a junior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his youngest son Tyler is a senior at Oak Hill Academy.