Lew Andreas

Lew Andreas (1895-1983)

Teams coached: Syracuse Orange
Syracuse record: 358-135 (.726)
Overall record: 358-135 (.726)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1924-1950 Syracuse

Lew Andreas Facts

  • Lewis P. Andreas
  • Born February 25, 1895
  • Died June 16, 1983
  • Hometown: Sterling, Illinois
  • Alma Mater: Syracuse University (BA, 1921)
  • As a freshman, Andreas attended Illinois and played basketball, baseball and football for the Illini
    • Left school after that year to help during World War I
  • Finished his career at Syracuse, where he played baseball and football for the Orangemen
  • Became the head basketball coach at Syracuse in 1924, leading the program for a total of 25 seasons
    • Went 358-135 overall; two stints were separated by World War II (1924-43 and 1944-50)
    • His 1925-26 team was 19-1 and retroactively named National Championships (Helms and Premo-Porretta)
    • Led the team to the NIT twice (1946 and 1950) before stepping away from coaching in 1950
    • Also spent three years as the head football coach (1927-29), going 15-10-3 overall
    • Among those he coached was Naismith, College Basketball and College Football HOFer Vic Hanson (1924-27)
    • Inducted into the Syracuse Hall of Fame in 1988
  • Had become the athletic director at 1937, continuing in that role until 1964
    • Chose his assistant and former player Marc Guley as his successor at SU
  • Also served as President of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) from 1954 to 1958
  • Passed away in 1983 at the age of 88, still living in the Syracuse area

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