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Marvin Lewis

Cincinnati Bengals, Head Coach

Marvin Lewis, a record-setting NFL defensive coordinator and one of the brightest and most innovative minds in the league, became the ninth coach in Cincinnati Bengals history in 2003. Lewis is the longest tenured head coach in franchise history and the second-most tenured head coach in the NFL. In 2014, Lewis became the 37th coach in NFL history ever to record 100 regular season wins.
Lewis’ coaching career includes years of experience with many collegiate and professional football teams, as well as a long list of personal and professional accolades. He spent four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers as the linebacker coach, helping to put the Steelers defense among the top three in the NFL each season.
After Pittsburgh, Lewis spent six seasons as a defensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens, a stint that included a Super Bowl victory in 2001. That year, Lewis’ defense also set the single-season record for the fewest points allowed in a 16 game season and was ranked first in the NFL.
In 2003, Lewis became the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals and recorded the second best regular-season winning percentage in franchise history. Lewis orchestrated an organizational overhaul, creating changes that impacted the Bengal’s roster, coaching staff and front office, as well as the Cincinnati community. His role in the Bengals’ stunning turn-around has been one of the biggest stories in sports. In 2005, Lewis led the Bengals to an 11-5 season and the AFC North division title for the club’s first playoff appearance in 14 seasons.
Lewis was the consensus choice as NFL Coach of the Year in 2009 when the Bengals won the AFC North title, sweeping all six divisional games. Lewis’ Bengals are among a minority of NFL teams (14 of 32) to have captured more than one division title in the last six years.
Before heading to Cincinnati, Lewis was a three time all-conference linebacker for the Idaho State University Bengals. For his outstanding achievements, Lewis was inducted into Idaho State’s Hall of Fame in 2001.
He has made countless appearances in the community as an inspirational speaker and philanthropic dignitary. Lewis speaks annually for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Baltimore and was the keynote speaker at the University of Cincinnati’s Business Achievement Awards. Lewis supports a wide range of organizations such as the YWCA, Cincinnati Public Library, Free Store Food Bank, Over-the Rhine Chamber of Commerce, Taft High School, Cystic Fibrosis, Calvary United Methodist Church, Procter & Gamble’s A.D.O.P.T. program, NAACP, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, Boys Hope Girls Hope, The Youth Foundation, Youth Incorporated, and countless others.
In 2003, Marvin and his wife Peggy launched the Marvin Lewis Community Fund (MLCF) which is designed to empower, educate, and inspire individuals in the greater Cincinnati region, particularly guiding children in low-income inner-city neighborhoods. Lewis and his wife reside
in Ohio with their children, Whitney and Marcus. He enjoys running, playing golf, reading, and Italian food.
Cincinnati Bengals, Head Coach

Marvin Lewis, a record-setting NFL defensive coordinator and one of the brightest and most innovative minds in the league, became the ninth coach in Cincinnati Bengals history in 2003. Lewis is the longest tenured h...
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