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Larry Lewis
 Larry Lewis
Assistant Coach

Years coaching:
30th season (4th at CSU)


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2011 Football Media Day - Aug. 10

2011 Football Media Day - Aug. 10

Larry Lewis at a glance...

  • Joined the Colorado State staff on Jan. 14, 2008, only his fourth stop during a distinguished college coaching career that enters its 30th season.
  • Spent at least eight years in each of his previous three positions, including eight seasons (1999-2006) as head coach at Idaho State. His ISU teams produced 13 All-Americans and earlier this decade enjoyed the best three-year success in the program's century-old history.
  • Also spent 10 years at Washington State (1989-98), where as assistant head coach in 1997 he helped the school to its first Rose Bowl in 67 years. The Cougars nearly upset the eventual national champion, Michigan.
  • Enjoyed a stellar playing career, as he contributed to an Oregon state prep championship as a high school senior in 1976, and a I-AA national championship as a Boise State senior in 1980.

Coaching Background

Seasons Team/School Title/Position Coached
1981-85 Weber State Outside Linebackers
1986-88 Weber State Def. Line/ Recruiting Coord.
1989-1994 Washington State Defensive Ends
1995-98 Washington State Asst. Head Coach/Sp. Teams
1999-2006 Idaho State Head Coach
2008-10 Colorado State Safeties/Special Teams
2011- Colorado State Assoc. Head Coach/Special Teams/RBs

Postseason Experience

Season Appearance Opponent
1980 Division I-AA semifinal Grambling State
(player at Boise State)
1980 DI-AA national champ. Eastern Kentucky
(player at Boise State)
1987 Div. I-AA first round Idaho
(assistant coach at Weber State)
1987 Div. I-AA quarterfinal Marshall
(assistant coach at Weber State)
1992 Copper Bowl Utah
(assistant coach at Washington State)
1994 Alamo Bowl Baylor
(assistant coach at Washington State)
1997 Rose Bowl Michigan
(assistant coach at Washington State)
2008 New Mexico Bowl Fresno State
(assistant coach with Colorado State)

Recruiting Areas:

  • Inland Empire (Calif.)
  • Los Angeles
  • Northern California
  • Oregon
  • Washington
Prominent Players Coached
  • Idaho State QB Matt Gutierrez, currently a reserve with the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Idaho State DE Jeff Charleston, a member of the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints.
  • Idaho State DE Jared Allen, an All-Pro with the Kansas City Chiefs (currently with the Minnesota Vikings) and winner of the 2003 Buck Buchanan Award as the nation's top Division I-AA defensive player.
  • LB Pago Togafau, an ISU standout who played as a rookie linebacker in 2007 for the Philadelphia Eagles, then went to the Super Bowl with the Arizona Cardinals.

Press box

• Coach McElwain 2014 Camps
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• 2014 Spring Media Guide Open PDF
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• Bios: 2014 NFL-Draft Eligible Rams
• Rams Signing Day Central
• 2013 Season Review
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• New Mexico Bowl Media Guide Open PDF
• Regular Season Notes (Infographic) Open PDF
• Game Notes Open PDF
• 2013 Media Guide
• Ticket Information
• Mountain West Standings

Football Alumni Golf Tournament

• 2013 Brochure Open PDF

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