After two years as an assistant coach for Godley, Brent Lewis has recently been promoted as head baseball coach for the Wildcats.
In April, Godley ISD announced Pat Maxwell was relieved of his head coaching duties, and Terry Massey was appointed as the interim head coach for the rest of the season.
And now Lewis is tasked with leading Godley baseball as the Wildcats’ new head baseball coach.
“Me and my family — my wife and kids — we’re excited,” Lewis said. “I think Coach [Curtis] Lowery’s got a great thing going since he’s come on board. It’s one of those big jobs you dream about and we’re excited. We’ve got great kids. Of course, I already know the kids. We’ve got great kids and I love them to death. Getting to work with Coach [Ben] Ogle still, and me and him are going to do this together. It’s not just going to be me, it’s going to be all of us. We’re very excited.”
Prior to joining Godley’s coaching staff two years ago, Lewis served as head baseball coach at Nocona High School for four years. Before Nocona, Lewis was an assistant baseball coach at his Alma mater, Brewer High School.
Lewis graduated from Tarleton State University, where he played collegiately. He also played at North Central Texas College and West Texas A&M.
Lewis said he’s grateful for the chance to head up a strong Wildcat baseball program.
“I’m pretty pumped up about the opportunity,” Lewis said. “When all of this was going down, it was a little nerve-wracking but I’m very excited to get things going and work with these kids and get to work on the program we’ll have in the offseason.”
Godley baseball experienced great success during Maxwell’s tenure, including three consecutive trips to the Class 4A Region I finals as well as the Wildcats’ first-ever state tournament appearance in 2018.
And despite the loss of back-to-back stellar senior classes in 2018 and again this year, Lewis said Godley baseball will maintain lofty expectations on a yearly basis.
“We want to be great every year,” Lewis said. “Our expectation is to win district and go deep in the playoffs every year. But our big thing is we’re going to build great men, build men of character, and we’re going to do things the right way. If we do it that way, we’ll be successful. Our goal is to win district, have a great run in the playoffs every year and keep this program headed in the right direction. The biggest thing for me is building men of character and integrity, and the wins will happen if you do that.”
It didn’t take long for Lewis to get to work as the Wildcats’ head baseball coach as he quickly put together a summer league schedule and workout program.
Lewis said he will remain on the Godley varsity football coaching staff in addition to taking over as head baseball coach.
“I’m ready to get things started,” Lewis said. “I’m looking forward to football season. Then after football, we’ll get ready for baseball.”