Veteran Coach To Fill Baseball Role At Pender

VETERAN COACH TO FILL BASEBALL

ROLE AT PENDER HIGH SCHOOL

BURGAW— Veteran head coach Ed Lewis will come out of retirement to coach Pender High School's baseball team this spring.

The Wilmington Star News reports that Lewis will take over the baseball coaching position vacated by Tom Eanes when he accepted the job as Ashley’s football coach.

Lewis, retired since 2007, served as assistant coach at New Hanover in Wilmington for five years and started the program at Laney, where he also coached for five years. Lewis also coached the American Legion team in Brunswick County from 1988-1998.

At New Hanover, Lewis played for NCHSAA Hall of Fame members Buck Hardee and Leon Brogden.