Chick-Fil-A Florence Athletic Hall Of Fame
William Charles "Pap" Lewis Graduated Mather Academy High School, Chester, SC Lettered in Football, Basketball, Track and Tennis
Graduated Hampton University 1950 with B. S. degree in Physical Education and Minor in Science
Lettered in Football, Basketball, Track, Tennis, and Swimming at Hampton Named to All CIAA team in each sport
Coached Wilson High School from 1950-55 and won the 3A State Football Championship 1953 and team is a member of the WHS Athletic Hall of Fame. Also coached Track, Basketball and served as Athletic Director.
Coached Wilson High to 3A State Basketball Runner-up 1953
Coached Football, Basketball and Track at Booker T Washington (Columbia). Won State Championship in Track 1959 & 1960 and 3A Upper State Football Championship in 1960.
Coached Football, Basketball, Track, Baseball and was Athletic Director at Barr Street High (Lancaster) and won 4A State Basketball Championship in 1966
Coached Barr Street High to 4A Upper State Championships in football and basketball and State Championship in baseball in 1967
Coached Barr Street High to 4A Upper State Football Championship and State Championship in Basketball 1968
Coached Barr Street to 4A Upper State Football Championship and coached two State Individual Track Champions in 1969
Coached Lancaster High in Basketball and Tennis. Tennis team won Region Championship in 1973 and had Singles and Doubles State Champion.
Upper State Tennis Coach of the Year in 1974
Coached in South Carolina All Star Basketball Game 1975
Coached Lancaster High Basketball to playoffs in 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1989
Inducted into South Carolina Coaches Hall of Fame in 2006
Received the Dedicated Service Award from the Senate of South Carolina in 2004
Served in the Naval Services from 1944-45 on an attack cargo ship. Was drafted out of Hampton Institute as a bow swains mate. Was one of the first African-Americans to enter the Navy at a Seamans Class.
Member, Choir, Deacon, Elder and Treasurer of the Ladson Presbyterian Church in Lancaster. Father was the first football coach at S. C. State College.