Aaron Lewis

Aaron Lewis has been named the head coach of the Timbers U23 in its inaugural season in Salem, Oregon. Lewis, a former Major League Soccer player and administrator, is also the Director of Soccer at Corban University.

In 1999, Lewis was the first ever NAIA Player to be drafted in the MLS SuperDraft, being selected 35th overall by the Dallas Burn (FC Dallas). Following his career in the MLS, Lewis played professionally for the Portland Pythons of the World Indoor Soccer League. Later, he was hired by the Portland Timbers in 2010-2013, and during that time, he helped lead the Portland Timbers U23 team in an administrative role.

In his first four years as head coach at Corban, Lewis guided the Warriors to a 65-16-4 overall record with two Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) Regular-Season Championships, three CCC Tournament Championships, and four berths in the NAIA National Tournament. In 2016, the Warriors won in the NAIA National Championship Opening Round for the first time ever, advancing to the NAIA Final Site and Round of 16. Formerly the head coach of the men’s program at Corban, Lewis will begin the 2019 season as the Warriors women’s head coach.

During his playing days at Corban, Lewis helped the program secure four-straight Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) Titles in 1995-1998 and was named the CCC Player of the Year in both 1996 and 1998. Lewis also earned All-CCC First-Team honors in three of his four years with the Warriors while helping lead Corban to the 1996 National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association (NCCAA) National Championship.