UPDATE: Mike Lewis hired to coach Walnut boys

Walnut High School Athletic Director Tim Moore announced today that Mike Lewis has been hired as the new boys’ basketball coach for the school. Lewis will replace Jackie Weathers, who left after one year at the school. “We are extremely happy to get someone with his experience and coaching resume,” said Moore. “We think he will be a perfect fit for us. He is highly respected in the high school and junior college ranks.” Lewis, who coached this past season at Kossuth High School, is one of four northeast Mississippi coaches with over 1,000 career victories. While at Northeast Mississippi Community College in the late 90s, he guided them to the NJCAA National Tournament.

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