West Chester Native Named Director of Hockey Operations at Penn State

George Lewis
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George Lewis.

West Chester native George Lewis has been named the Director of Hockey Operations for the Penn State men’s ice hockey team.

“George has earned the respect of our staff and alumni through great work in the past as a volunteer assistant coach with our program,” said coach Guy Gadowsky. “Since then, he has shown tremendous growth and had valuable experiences in both coaching and operations.”

Lewis makes his return to Hockey Valley after spending three seasons there as a volunteer coach for the Nittany Lions from 2013-16. After leaving Penn State, he spent two years as the head coach and general manager of the Philadelphia Little Flyers before joining the Amarillo Bulls of the NAHL as an assistant coach and the director of player personnel in 2018.

During his three seasons with the Bulls, Lewis organized team travel and oversaw all aspects of team video, as well as recruiting and retaining players and overseeing all of the team’s community service appearances.

Most recently, Lewis spent the 2021-22 season as an assistant coach with the Lincoln Stars of the USHL.

“It is an honor and a privilege to return to the Penn State men’s hockey program,” said Lewis. “I am extremely passionate about this program, and I look forward to helping to continue to build the culture while providing our student-athletes with the best possible experience.”

Lewis graduated from West Chester University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics.