Head Coach Curtis Lewis

Creativity, passion, vigor, these are words that describe Coach Curtis Lewis who is now entering his third season as head of the Master's College women's soccer team.

The visionary young coach has made quick work of turning the Lady Mustang program into something special. He is constantly finding ways to improve and expand his program with vibrant, unique, and effective means that have caught the attention of his players, new recruits, opponents, and his coaching peers. He inspires those around him to see the game of soccer as a tool to be used for The Master. The results, from an athletic standpoint, speak for themselves. Lewis was able to bring in a recruiting class in 2008 that produced two All-GSAC and NCCAA 1st team All American selections. He was able to draw in another top notch recruiting class for 2009 and saw three of his players selected as All-GSAC, one NAIA All American Honorable Mention, and four NCCAA Fist Team All Americans. With another wave of impressive recruits, 2010 is looking to be a good year.

The great coach and great recruit combination has worked well for the Mustangs. In 2008 Lewis' team went 5-5 in a very tough GSAC Conference. Three of his players earned all conference honors and Lewis himself was recognized as the GSAC Coach of the Year after taking a program that was once an afterthought and making it a legitimate contender in arguably the most talented conference in the NAIA.

In 2009 the Mustangs continued to flourish under Lewis' leadership. Improving their record to 15-5-2, the team was able to capture the NCCAA National championship. Lewis was recognized as the 2009 NCCAA Coach of the year.

The results off the field, can not be nailed down to statistics, but are certainly farther reaching and worth more to Lewis than titles and honors ever will.

Lewis is the kind of coach players love to play for. He's personable, yet competitive and demanding. He's the kind of guy who takes good players and makes them great, who molds young people into leaders, who directs people to excellence in every area of their lives as an act of worship. His own life has been a testimony of what he preaches to his players daily.

A 2002 graduate (Biblical Studies) of The Master's College, Lewis was a four-year starter at center midfield for Coach Jim Rickard from 1998-2001, captaining the Mustangs to their fourth NCCAA national title in his senior campaign. He earned All-GSAC honors in 2001 and was named to the NCCAA All-American squad.

For the past seven years he has worked with the youth at Faith Community Church in Palmdale where he met his wife, Deann(Matteson). They were married in June of 2004 and have lived in Lancaster since her graduation from TMC a year later.

Lewis' upward move to college coaching came after spending four years with the Santa Clarita United Extreme girls' team, leading the club squad to several tournament championships, including a first-place finish in the U-18 (Under 18 years old) Gold League this past year.

Lewis has always had a passion for the game and a desire to serve the Lord on and off the field. He hopes to instill that same enthusiasm in women's soccer at The Master's College.