2002 - FOOTBALL
Lewis attended Fort Cherry H.S. in
McDonald (PA), where he was an all-conference quarterback and safety,
and earned letters in wrestling and baseball. He and his wife, Peggy,
have two children: daughter Whitney (16) and son Marcus (11). They
reside in Finksburg, MD.
Marvin received his bachelor's degree in physical education from Idaho
State in 1981, and his Master's in athletic administration in 1982. He
earned All-Big sky Conference honors (1978, 79, 80) as a linebacker and
also played quarterback and free safety during his college career.
Now the defensive coordinator for The Washington Redskins, Lewis, 43, is
in his 21nd year of coaching. He began his career coaching linebackers
at his alma mater, Idaho State (1981-84). The Bengals finished 12-1 in
Marvin's first season and won the NCAA Division 1-AA championship, Lewis
spent two years (1985-86) at Long Beach State before taking a post at
New Mexico (1987-89), where he tutored inside linebackers the first two
years and moved to the outside in `89. In 1990, he accepted a position
coaching outside linebackers at Pittsburgh (1990-91)
Lewis spent four season with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1992-95) coaching
some of the best linebackers in the NFL, including Pro Bowlers Kevin
Greene, Chad Brown, Levon Kirkland and Greg Lloyd, From 1993-95, the
Steelers' defense ranked among the top three in the NFL each season. Of
Pittsburgh's 97 sacks in two seasons (1994-95), the linebackers made
63.5, including 37.5 of a team record 55 sacks in 1994.
Lewis was the Baltimore Ravens Defensive Coordinator for the history
making Baltimore defense and became Super Bowl XXXV Champions. He is
currently Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator for the
Marvin was honored last spring by Southwest Visions, Inc. with its First
Annual "Vision" Award. Southwest Visions, Inc. is a nonprofit housing
and community development organization dedicated to providing quality
affordable housing to the citizens of southwest Baltimore. The Ravens'
defensive coordinator received other honor's and awards this off season.
He was name "Man of the Year" by The Washington Observer. The
Professional Football Writers Association also honored Lewis as the
"Assistant Coach of the Year" at the Ed Block Courage Awards dinner in
March. He also was inducted into his alma mater's (Idaho State) Hall of
Fame in September 2000.