|Title:||Head Cross Country/Track & Field Coach|
|College:||Appalachian State '00|
Jason Lewkowicz is in his second year of rebuilding of the EMU cross country and track & field programs.
In just his first cross country season with the Royals, Lewkowicz had a freshman woman earn All-ODAC Second Team honors, and sent a male athlete to the NCAA National Championship. He continues to build the roster size of the track teams, after coaching a number of athletes to finishes on EMU's Top Ten lists.
Previously, Lewkowicz had been Hannibal-LaGrange University for three seasons heading both the cross country and track & field programs. Before that he spent three years at UVa-Wise, in Wise, Va., coaching the cross country program all three seasons and starting up the track & field program in the fall of 2007.
Lewkowicz earned both his undergrad and master’s degrees from Appalachian State in Boone, NC. He was also a high jumper on the track & field team during his time as a student.
He has coached 22 NAIA National Championship qualifiers and three All-Americans during his time at Hannibal-LaGrange and UVa-Wise, as well as 92 athletes who have claimed all-conference awards and 28 conference champions. In his final season at Hannibal-LaGrange, the women's track & field team claimed the outdoor conference championship and Lewkowicz was named AMC Outdoor Track & Field Coach of the Year. Lewkowicz also focuses on athletes in their role as students, and has had 16 NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athletes and 61 academic all-conference award winners.
Lewkowicz said he feels called to help each student-athlete do the best they can.
“God has blessed us all with abilities,” he said, “and we need to harness that and get the most that we can out of it, and then give honor to Him no matter what the results are.”
Lewkowicz and his wife, Wendy, have three sons, Noah, Eli and Asher, and live in Harrisonburg.