Laney Lewis was named Thomas More Women's Basketball Graduate Assistant Coach in August 2018.
The Lynchburg, Ohio native played collegiately at Ursuline College, a Division II institution, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Business and Sports Management. She was a member of the Ursuline women's basketball team from 2013-2018, taking a red-shirt her freshman year. She was also named Team Captain for her four years as an Arrow. During her reign at Ursuline College, the women's basketball team was named the 2016 & 2017 G-MAC Regular Season Champions and NCAA Tournament participants for the first time in program history, as well as the 2016 G-MAC Tournament Champs.
In her final year with the Arrows, Lewis made her mark on the program. She was named the Great Midwest Player of the Year for the third time in a row, Great Midwest First Team All-Conference for the third time in a row, led the NCAA Division II in double-doubles, triple-doubles, and rebounding, and was the only player in the GMAC to have a double-doule. She averaged 19.3 points, 12.7 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game, finished her career with 1,600 points, and was second all-time in scoring in the program history. She is the all-time leader in field-goals made (603), field-goal percentage (.536), rebounding (1,225), and steals (211) at Ursuline College.
Lewis received a list of awards and honors suring her stint at Ursuline College, including Women's Basketball Great Midwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year three seasons in a row, 2016 D2CAA 2nd Team All Midwest Region, 2016 WBCA Honorable Mention All American, 2018 D2CAA 1st Team All Midwest Region, 2018 WBCA All American, 2018 D2CAA All American, an Athletic Scholarship Recipient all five years, and was nominated for the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year.
Lewis also has coaching experience as she was the head coach of an eighth-grade AAU team in 2014 and the league coach at the Lynchburg-Clay summer basketball camp in 2009.