A chance to become an administrator at Lafayette High School has left the baseball program without a head coach for the time being. Greg Lewis confirmed this morning that he is stepping away from his head coaching duties to become an assistant principal to Patrick Robinson at the high school. Lewis, who just finished his master’s degree in administration, is taking over for Joey Carpenter, who is leaving LHS to take a principal job at another school district.
After helping guide the Commodores to the Class 4A North Half title series this season, Lewis said it was tough to leave the players he loves so much.
“I just didn’t see it coming this quickly. I thought I would coach for about four or five more years. I wanted something to fall back on more than anything,” said Lewis, who initially told LHS officials he wasn’t ready to do the job. “I still love coaching baseball but we will be expecting our third child in December. I wanted to spend time with my family also and that had a big role in it. (May 17, 2012, Page 6A)