Sharon Lewis enters her 15th season with the LSU football program this year, serving as the assistant athletic director with oversight of football recruiting and alumni relations.
Lewis joined the LSU football program in 2002 as coordinator for recruiting. She was elevated to her current role during the spring of 2007 becoming the first female in the Southeastern Conference to hold the title of Assistant Athletic Director for Football Recruiting.
Lewis has played a huge part in LSU’s continued recruiting success. Her role with the football department is to coordinate all official and unofficial recruiting visits with duties including but not limited to travel arrangements, accommodations, meals, tours, compliance documentation and expense reports. Lewis also oversees all special events associated with recruiting, such as pregame and postgame events, dinners, banquets and social outings for official visits.
She also organizes and oversees all special events associated with football recruiting and alumni relations. Her role also involves fostering and maintaining good relationships with former Tigers. She also is on the Board of Directors of LSU’s National L-Club.
Lewis has been a part of LSU Athletics for many years as she was an All-SEC heptathlete and high jumper for LSU’s national championship women’s track and field program, and worked as a student assistant in recruiting during her undergraduate days in Baton Rouge.
The multi-skilled Lewis began her career in athletics working for Career Sports International, where she coordinated recruiting efforts and implemented personal development plans for clients. She also spent four years working for the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio as the sponsorship coordinator and assistant to the executive director.
A native of San Antonio, Lewis earned her Bachelor’s degree from LSU in 1991 and added a Master’s degree from Southern University in 2003. She has a son, Sean.