Laramie, WY University of Wyoming head women’s basketball coach Joe Legerski rounded out his staff on Thursday with the hiring of former Cowgirl standout Fallon Lewis. She will become UW’s Director of Recruiting and replace Mike Petrino who left for Colorado.
“I am pleased to announce the addition of Fallon Lewis to the Wyoming basketball staff,” Legerski said. “Fallon will bring the same energy and love for Wyoming that she demonstrated as a player. She is eager to learn and will become a tremendous mentor and coach to the young women in our basketball program.”
Lewis returns to her alma mater after spending eight months playing for CB Arxil in Pontevedra, Spain. In 24 games, she averaged 11.9 points and 6.5 rebounds in 27.8 minutes per contest. She also spent time over the summer as a private basketball trainer.
Lewis had a highly successful two-year career (2013-14) with the Cowgirls. An Honorable Mention All-Conference selection during her senior campaign, she played in 62 games with 31 starts. In her final season with Wyoming, she averaged 14.3 points and a team-leading 8.9 rebounds. Lewis also recorded 20 points and 21 rebounds in a game becoming only the second player in school history to achieve that. As a junior, she came off the bench and averaged 6.1 points and 3.6 boards in 31 contests.
“I’m so appreciative for this opportunity to be back at the University of Wyoming and to work with the great staff that we have in women’s basketball,” Lewis added. “Being able to further my career with Cowgirl basketball and make that transition in a program that I am already familiar is a huge benefit. I can’t wait to start working with the team and to help our student-athletes succeed both on and off the court.”
Prior to UW, she spent two seasons at Sheridan College from 2011-12. Lewis was an Honorable Mention NJCAA All-American selection in 2012 and a two-time Region IX All-Conference selection. She helped the Lady Generals to a 45-21 mark and a NJCAA North Sub-Region IX title over her two years.
A Dayton, Wyoming native, Lewis graduated with her degree in business administration from the UW in May of 2014 and was a two-time Academic All-Mountain West selection.