CFL: 2nd season
Stamps: 1st season
Lewis is in his first season on the Stampeders staff and his second as a CFL coach.
In 2019, Lewis served as running backs coach for the BC Lions and oversaw a group that included John White IV, who achieved the only 1,000-yard rushing season of his career under Lewis’ tutelage.
Prior to becoming a coach, Lewis was a decorated player as he is the CFL’s all-time leader in receptions with 1,051 and was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2021. Lewis played 11 seasons with the Stampeders (2004-14) before concluding his career with three seasons with the Montreal Alouettes. He accumulated 13,778 receiving yards and 71 touchdowns during his 14 seasons in the CFL.
Lewis holds the Stampeders record with 165 consecutive games played with at least one catch and surpassed the 1,000-yard mark in receiving in each of his first nine seasons with the Red and White. He was a CFL all-star three times as a member of the Stampeders and a West Division all-star on five occasions. Lewis was a Grey Cup winner in 2008 and 2014 with Calgary.
While an active player, the Jacksboro, Tex., native started working with young football players to help them advance their careers. In 2020, Lewis founded Athlete Owned Sports, a media-content platform.
Prior to coming to the CFL, Lewis starred at Southern Arkansas University. By the end of his career with the Muleriders, Lewis owned the school’s career receiving records for touchdowns (36), yards (2,852) and receptions (162). He was enshrined into Southern Arkansas’ Hall of Fame in 2018.
Lewis is married to Alison and has five children – Aurelia, Madison, Kealan, Isaac and Hudson.
Nik Lewis’ Coaching History
2023 – Calgary Stampeders (CFL) – Receivers Coach
2019 – BC Lions (CFL) – Running Backs Coach