College officials and fans joined family members and the Kirkwood Baseball team in congratulating Kirkwood Community College Head Coach John Lewis on surpassing 1,000 career wins.
The May 7 program in Kirkwood’s Iowa Hall West Dining Room featured remarks from Eagles Athletic Director Doug Wagemester. The college presented Lewis with a framed plaque which featured a baseball used in the game that put the coach at the four-digit mark in career wins.
College officials verified through NJCAA records that Lewis is among only six active community college coaches and only a dozen or so coaches throughout “JuCo” history to have achieved the 1,000-win mark. Lewis attained the milestone in his 29th year of coaching for the Eagles.