Clay Lewis   Varsity Track Coach 1984 through 2006

Clay Lewis began his teaching and coaching career in 1976 in Kahlotus. He spent two years in Kahlotus, six years at Richland High School, and the next twenty-two years at Hanford High School (HHS), retiring in 2006. He has coached volleyball, cross country, basketball, and track and field. Some of Coach Lewis’ greatest rewards have come from seeing kids experience success while participating and having fun. He has seen the HHS’ track program grow steadily, and now has close to two hundred student-athletes participating. As the Varsity boys’ track coach, his teams have finished near the top at the State Meet, including two second place finishes. Coach Lewis is known throughout the state of Washington for his expertise in the long, triple, and high jumps. Over the years, he has had many athletes win or place at the State Meet and two of whom still hold State records. Here’s a list of student-athletes and teams that Coach Lewis has contributed to their success.

1984 Mid-Valley League Champions
1985 Mid-Valley League Champions
1985 District Champions
1986 Mid-Valley League Champions
1986 District Champions
1987 Chris Busselman (Shotput = 55' 10.5") STATE CHAMPION
1995 State Track Meet - Fifth Place
1997 Kurt Kraemer (High Jump and Triple Jump) STATE CHAMPION
1998 Adam Tenforde (3,200 meters) STATE CHAMPION
1998 Kurt Kraemer (High Jump, Long Jump, and Triple Jump) STATE CHAMPION
1999 Adam Tenforde (1,600 meters and 3,200 meters) STATE CHAMPION
2002 Mid-Valley League Champions
2002 District Champions
2002 State Track Meet - Second Place
2002 Justin Clary (Pole Vault - 14'0") STATE CHAMPION
2002 John Hickey (1,600 meters & 3,200 meters - 9:9.58) STATE CHAMPION
2002 Kyle Kraemer (Triple Jump) STATE CHAMPION
2003 State Track Meet - Second Place
2003 1,600 Meter Relay Team - 3:20.55 STATE CHAMPION
2004 Tyler Cathey (Javelin - 184' 7") STATE CHAMPION
2007 Keefe Brockman (High Jump - 6'8") STATE CHAMPION

Coach Lewis now spends time relaxing, fishing, wood working, spending time with his wife Kerry, and attending HHS activities. His love for coaching continues as he volunteers for both the HHS boys and girls track teams coaching the high jumpers. In 2009, Coach Lewis was inducted into Washington State’s Track and Field Coaching Hall of Fame.