About Guy

Basketball Hall of Fame coach Guy V. Lewis was an extraordinary man. He coached the Houston Cougars from 1956 to 1986, and became a legend. Known for his fast-paced, exciting style of basketball culminating with the wildly popular Phi Slama Jama, Guy was also an innovator.

With a knack for recognizing and choosing players with great potential, he became the first coach to take college basketball into a nationally televised arena.

Guy’s legacy wasn’t limited to basketball. In fact, his greatest achievement was that he mentored the young men on his teams. Many of these young men went on to become prosperous, successful adults who now testify of the tremendous impact of his influence in their lives.

Our passion with the Guy V. Lewis Impact Initiative is to honor his legacy, and to follow in his footsteps and beyond. We will mentor many young people and help give them every opportunity to become successful, prosperous adults, and to impact communities through multiple forms of outreach.

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