|Clint Mason resigns at CU|
|Thursday, May 21, 2009|
JEREMY LEWIS NAMED INTERIM
LEBANON -- Cumberland University women’s basketball coach Clint Mason has resigned effective immediately to become boys basketball coach at his alma mater Greenbrier High School.
Cumberland Athletic Director Ron Pavan has named CU men’s basketball assistant coach Jeremy Lewis to take over as the interim head coach for the 2009-10 season.
Mason spent six seasons at CU, compiling a 108-89 overall record. The Lady Bulldogs posted a 27-8 mark and a national runner-up finish in 2007. He led the program to three 20-win campaigns and three NAIA National Tournament appearances, falling in the first round in 2006 and the Sweet 16 in 2005.
Mason played basketball in high school for his father, Tommy Mason, setting a school-record by averaging 23.4 points per game for his career at Greenbrier High.
He played two seasons at Volunteer State and graduated from Austin Peay, playing on a squad that captured an Ohio Valley Conference championship and a berth into the NCAA Tournament in 1996.
Lewis has served as an assistant coach with the CU men’s program the last four years and was a graduate assistant with the women’s team during the 2004-05 academic year.
Lewis will begin his ninth year with the Bulldog family after graduating from CU in May 2004 after three seasons as a member of the men’s program.
As a player he was named Honorable Mention All-Conference as a junior and senior and garnered Academic All-America and Academic All-Conference accolades as senior.
He has spent the past four seasons as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the men’s team. His roles have included scouting, recruiting, film exchange and budgeting, as well as monitoring student-athletes’ progress both on and off the court.
The Bulldogs have played in the NAIA National Tournament in each of the last two seasons and the club also participated in the National Tournament during his senior year with CU. Cumberland has produced a combined 46-18 record the past two seasons and five All-Conference performers, including DeCorey Young, Thomas Douglas, Brandon Springer, Rontreal Braxton and Johnny Kuchar.
Lewis also made a National Tournament appearance during his one season with the women’s program, 2004-05, when the Bulldogs finished 25-10 and made the Sweet 16.
Lewis prepped at Beech High School, and played one season at Aquinas Junior College under the tutelage of Hall of Fame coach Charlie Anderson before transferring to Cumberland. He graduated from CU in May of 2004 with a bachelor’s in Sports Administration and is currently working on his master’s.
He and his wife, Martha, reside in Hendersonville with their daughter, Emery, and dog, Jazzy.