Quincy brings great knowledge of the game and a winning attitude. He has been successful everywhere he's been as a player and a coach and I look forward to adding Quincy to our team. —Dave Rose
PROVO — After sending a slew of Lone Peak High players to BYU over the years, now coach Quincy Lewis is joining the Cougars, too.
Coach Dave Rose announced Thursday the hiring of Lewis as an assistant coach to complete his staff. Lewis guided the Knights to four consecutive state titles and coached former and future Cougars like Jackson Emery, Tyler Haws, Eric Mika, Nick Emery and T.J. Haws.
Lewis replaces Mark Pope, who was recently named the new head coach at Utah Valley University.
“I’m very excited about the addition of Quincy Lewis to our staff,” Rose said in a statement. “Quincy brings great knowledge of the game and a winning attitude. He has been successful everywhere he's been as a player and a coach and I look forward to adding Quincy to our team.”
"Coach Rose has built an outstanding program. I’m really excited to get started and to be a part of his staff,” Lewis said. "I’ve known coach Rose and his wife Cheryl for a long time, having played for him at Dixie. They’re very good people and it’ll be great to work with him."
Rose also announced the promotion of Tim LaComb to associate head coach. LaComb has been part of Rose’s staff for the last eight seasons.
“Tim has made significant contributions to the success of our program,” Rose said. “He has the respect of our players and is willing to go above and beyond to help them succeed. I’m confident he will continue to help us grow in his new position.”
"I feel fortunate to work here every day with outstanding coaches, players and people,” said LaComb, who came to BYU in 2007 as director of basketball operations and became an assistant in 2010. “I love working with coach Rose and am grateful for his dedication, leadership and commitment to this program. I appreciate the opportunities he has given me to work here at BYU."
The rest of the staff includes assistant Terry Nashif and Andrew May, who was hired as the new director of basketball operations last week.
In his 12 years at Lone Peak, Lewis turned the Knights into a national powerhouse. Lone Peak won seven state titles, including four in a row from 2011-2014. In 2013, he guided the Knights to a 26-1 record and the MaxPreps National Championship. He also earned the MaxPreps National Coach of the Year and the Naismith National Coach of the Year in 2013.
Before going to Lone Peak, Lewis coached for eight seasons at the collegiate level with stops at BYU-Hawaii (1995-97), Utah Valley (1997-02) and Southern Utah (2002-03).
When he was in college, Lewis played for Rose for two seasons when he was at Dixie College. After graduating from Dixie, he finished his college career at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, and he earned a master’s degree in exercise science from the University of Utah in 1995. Lewis was inducted into the Wagner College Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012.
Lewis and his wife, Debbie, have four children, sons Kodiak and Cooper and daughters Maeve and Mallory.