Ivan Lewis, a one-time USC staffer, returned to Troy in December of 2013 as the head strength and conditioning coach. He is in his fourth season (2014-17) at USC in that position.
He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and is certified by USA Weightlifting (USAW).
He spent the previous 5 years (2009-13) as the head strength and conditioning coach at Washington. He worked directly with the Huskies’ football team. He was named the 2013 Samson Equipment/American Football Monthly FBS Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year.
He went UW after 3 seasons (2006-08) as an assistant at USC under Chris Carlisle, working primarily with the Trojans’ quarterbacks and linebackers. USC won 3 Pac-10 championships and Rose Bowls during his tenure.
Prior to that, the 38-year-old Lewis was on the strength staff with the San Diego Chargers in 2004 and 2005, working with Dave Redding and Matt Schiotz, after spending 2 years (2002-03) at the University of San Diego, where he worked with the football team and various other sports.
He was an assistant football coach and strength and conditioning coach at Mt. Si High School in Snoqualmie (Wash.) in 2000 and 2001.
Lewis graduated from Idaho in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in education. He earned a master's degree in leadership studies from San Diego in 2003.
He was born on Sept. 14, 1978. He is single.