Sharon Lewis, who has played a vital role in the Football Recruiting department since 2002, was elevated to Associate Athletics Director for Football Recruiting and Alumni Relations in August 2020.
Lewis oversees all of LSU Football’s on-campus recruiting activities while managing the recruiting staff. Due to the success of the football recruiting program, which played a critical role in the Tigers’ 2019 national championship season, Lewis was promoted from Assistant AD to Associate AD.
In addition to her recruiting duties, Sharon is responsible for maintaining positive relationships with LSU football alumni. An LSU alumna herself, she is also the President of the National L Club Board of Directors, serving former letterwinners from all of LSU’s sports.
Lewis joined the LSU football program in 2002 as coordinator for recruiting. She was elevated to Assistant Athletic Director for Football Recruiting during the spring of 2007, becoming the first female in the Southeastern Conference to hold that title.
Her role with the football department is to direct all official and unofficial recruiting visits with duties including, but not limited to, travel arrangements, accommodations, meals, tours, compliance documentation and expense reports as well as managing the recruiting interns.
Lewis also oversees all special events associated with recruiting, such as pregame and postgame events, dinners, banquets and social outings for official visits. Additionally, she manages student workers to help with the day-to-day recruiting tasks and planned activities.
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, Texas, 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.