Derrick Lewis, a former player and assistant coach under Ed McCarthy at West Haven, has been named the next head football coach at Bassick, the school announced today.
Lewis, 29, was an all-state guard and a 2001 graduate at West Haven. He played college football at UConn and Southern Connecticut State, where he was a two-time All-American and served as team captain in 2005.
Since then, Lewis has served as an assistant football coach at West Haven, Harding and, most recently, McMahon — where he coached the lines. He was a finalist for both the McMahon and Norwalk head coaching vacancies the last year.
Lewis is also heavily involved in the Bridgeport community. He works for the Board of Education as a behavior specialist. He and his wife, Daria, are ordained ministers at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit on the East End. They have three children.
He takes over for Frank Marcucio was was fired after two seasons. Bassick was 1-9 last season.