Butler adds 15 points and 11 boards
Georgetown falls to Penn State, 77-68
Hoyas have five in double figures
White named tournament MVP
Georgetown to face Alaska-Anchorage in the championship game
Georgetown vs. Penn State (USATSI)
Georgetown Women's Basketball 78, George Washington 57 December 3, 2013 McDonough Arena | Washington, D.C.
Georgetown Women's Basketball 66, Princeton 64 November 23, 2013 McDonough Arena | Washington, D.C.
Georgetown Women's Basketball 52, No. 10/11 California 67 November 17, 2013 McDonough Arena | Washington, D.C.
Georgetown women's basketball vs. No. 10 California, November 17, 2013
Jim Lewis came to the Hilltop as the head coach in 2013. He has more than 40 years of experience at every level of the game including stops with Team USA, as well as in the WNBA, NCAA and high school.
Most recently, the Virginia native was an assistant coach and scout for the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA.
Lewis began his career as a men's basketball coach, serving as an assistant at Tennessee State University from 1969-70. He was also on staff at Gannon College (1970-71), Duke University (1971-76) and Tulane University (1976-81). After a brief stint coaching at South Lakes High School where he went 23-3 coaching All-Met Player of the Year and Georgetown alum Michael Jackson, Lewis switched over to the emerging women's game, being named the head coach at George Mason University in 1984.
He led the Patriots for 14 seasons and was the winningest coach in both men's and women's basketball program history when he left, having compiled an overall record of 201-177 at George Mason. He coached the Green and Gold to eight winning seasons, including an appearance in the 1997 Preseason WNIT and led Mason through its inaugural season in the Colonial Athletic Association in 1985. During his time with the Patriots, Lewis also helped USA Basketball to four medals as an assistant on coaching staffs at the 1994 Jones Cup (gold), 1995 World University Games (silver), 1997 Junior World Championships (gold) and 1997 USA International Invitational (gold).
Lewis left the Patriots to become the first head coach of the Washington Mystics of the WNBA, a role he served in for one season.
In 2000, he returned to the collegiate ranks as the head women's coach at Fordham University for six seasons where he led two players to Atlantic 10 Most Improved Player Awards in 2003 and 2004 and four players to All-Conference recognition. Including his time at Fordham and George Mason, Lewis has recorded a 257-295 record in 20 years as a collegiate head coach.
His WNBA career continued in 2006 as he served as an assistant coach for the Minnesota Lynx for one year and with the Indiana Fever for three seasons as the director of scouting. Lewis helped the Fever win its first ever Eastern Conference Championship and reach the 2009 WNBA Finals before falling to the eventual champion Phoenix Mercury.
After a brief stint as the head coach at T.C. Williams High School in his hometown of Alexandria, Va., where he went 22-1 and coached current-Washington Mystic Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, Lewis joined the staff at Georgia Tech University in 2010-11. He followed that by returning to George Mason, the place he began his career coaching women's basketball, for one year.
Before his coaching career, Lewis was a four-year letterwinner at West Virginia University, competing in two NCAA Tournaments and one NIT, while earning his bachelor of science degree in journalism. A standout student-athlete, Lewis was awarded the William Randolph Hearst award for journalistic achievement as an undergrad. His 1964-65 freshman class was honored at West Virginia for breaking the color barrier at the University and he was the first African-American scholarship basketball player.
After graduating in 1968, he began his graduate work at University of Detroit and went on to earn his master's degree in physical education at Tennessee State.
Lewis and his wife of 39 years, Karen, have two children, Jennifer and Christopher, who both live in Alexandria, Va. Jennifer received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and went on to earn a master's degree from Columbia University. She is a physical therapist. Christopher was a two-year letterwinner at Harvard University. He is the vice president of a non-profit organization and was recently elected to the Alexandria School Board.