Spencer Lewis concluded his second season as an assistant coach with the UChicago men's soccer team in 2018.
UChicago made a return trip to the NCAA semifinals for the second-straight year in 2018. The Maroons posted an 18-3-1 record while winning the UAA title for the third time in-a-row. Forwards Max Lopez and Matthew Koh were picked as First Team All-Americans - the third such honor for Lopez. Koh was named the UAA MVP as well. Additionally, UChicago secured five All-Region accolades and six All-UAA honors.
The 2017 season was the best in program history as the Maroons reached the NCAA semifinals for the second-time ever. UChicago's 19 victories were a new record, and the offense set new school marks for goals (59), assists (54) and points (172). First Team All-American forward Max Lopez was eighth in NCAA Division III with 19 goals, while forward Dayo Adeosun ranked third nationally with a school-record 15 assists. UChicago pulled in four All-Region awards and six All-UAA accolades.
Lewis arrived at UChicago after spending the previous five seasons at his alma mater – the University of South Carolina. He served as the lead assistant coach for the NCAA Division I program, which accumulated 44 wins in his time with the team. The Gamecocks reached the second round of the NCAA postseason in each of the last two seasons for the first time since 1997-98. South Carolina wound up ranked in the top 30 in the 2015 and 2016 year-end national rankings.
Prior to his tenure at South Carolina, Lewis was an assistant coach at NCAA Division II school Newberry College from 2010-12. He also coached South Carolina United FC (U11-U12 Boys) and was part of the South Carolina Olympic Development Program coaching staff (2011-12).
As a collegiate soccer player, Lewis was a three-year starter at central midfielder for South Carolina. His team won Conference USA and qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2005. He went on to play in the United Soccer League's Premier Development League in the summers of 2008 and 2010.
Lewis graduated in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in finance and marketing.