Vanderbilt defensive analyst Osia Lewis, 57, dies of cancer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt senior defensive analyst Osia Lewis died Sunday following a lengthy battle with cancer, the school announced. He was 57.

Lewis also was a special consultant to Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason. He joined the Commodores in 2016 as a senior defensive assistant and outside linebackers coach.

Before coming to Vanderbilt, Lewis spent five years as a defensive line coach at San Diego State.

Lewis spent the 2010 season as a coordinator in the World Football League in 2010. He also had assistant coaching stints at UTEP, New Mexico, Illinois, Oregon State and Western Oregon.

Lewis was a standout linebacker at Oregon State from 1982-85.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene, a son, Marvin, and daughter, Kiana.