Sonny Lewis begins his fifth season as head coach of the Express women's volleyball program. During his fourth year, he led the Express to their fifth consecutive OCCAC regular season and tournament championships.
Prior to assuming the head coaching responsibilities at Owens, Lewis served as the head coach at Springfield High School. In 22 seasons, he won 373 matches and seven Northern Lakes League titles, as well as 15 sectional, six district and two regional championships. Two of his Blue Devil teams played in the state semifinals.
Lewis has won numerous Coach of the Year honors, including seven in the NLL and six in District 7. He twice was named Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association Coach of the Year and was tabbed once as Ohio Coach of the Year by the National Federation Interscholastic Coaches Association.
Lewis is a member of the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame and Springfield Hall of Fame.
Residing in Toledo, he earned his bachelor's degree in comprehensive social studies from Defiance College in 1970.