Ken Wunderley reports on the Mt. Lebanon coaching situation. Read his story below.
(Photo: Mt. Lebanon wrestling coach Bill Lewis, left, is stepping down and turning the program over to his assistant coach Marc Allemang, right. Ken Wunderley/Tri-State Sports & News Service)
The last thing Bill Lewis wanted to do was step down as Mt. Lebanon's head wrestling coach. Unfortunately, he didn't have a choice.
Lewis, a coach at Mt. Lebanon for 21 years, was forced to step down due to a rare medical condition.
"About a year and a half ago, I was diagnosed by my neurologist as having a rare movement disorder that affects my nervous system called orthostatic tremors," Lewis said. "Essentially I have a rapid tremor in my legs while standing but that, curiously enough, is alleviated when sitting or walking. In some aspects of my life I have been successful in masking or managing the condition but it does take its toll on my body."
Lewis was Mt. Lebanon's head coach the past 14 years. He also served as an assistant to Rod Gerhart for seven years prior to taking over as head coach.