Quntashea Lewis comes to Salem from Mount Saint Mary College where she served as assistant women’s basketball coach. In her one year with Mount Saint Mary, she helped lead the program to its most successful season ever with a 23-6 overall record which included advancing to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Lewis, who is one of only three players in Salem history to score 1,000 career points, graduated Salem in 2016 with a major in exercise science and a minor in coaching.
Upon returning to her alma mater, Lewis said she is looking forward to growing a program she is strongly connected to.
Prior to her position at MSMC, Lewis served two years as a graduate assistant at Eastern Mennonite University, where she assisted in player development and recruiting. While coaching at EMU, she earned her master’s degree there in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in organizational leadership.
While at Salem, Lewis was named Team MVP, Great South Athletic Conference Player of the Year, Salem College Anne Woodward Student-Athlete of the Year, D3 Hoops All-Region 3rd Team and NC Collegiate Sports Information Association 1st Team College Divison All-State as a senior. In her final campaign with the Spirits, she led the Great South Athletic Conference in scoring, averaging 20.7 points per game. Lewis was also second in league rebounding (13.1pg) and steals (2.2pg).