The Richmond Roughriders of the AAL have announced the hiring of Law Lewis, who will be the defensive coordinator for the 2018 season.
Lewis, from Virginia Tech, played 11 years of arena football, including all three of the previous teams to play football in Richmond (Richmond Speed, Richmond Bandits, Richmond Raiders).
All of his experience around football, and 11 years of arena ball, should bring good veteran leadership and knowledge to the coaching staff and team. This hire could very well be good for the Roughriders.
"I'm a big believer that playing the arena game makes you more knowledgeable as coach, and Lewis brings 11 years of experience to our defensive staff. His leadership and experience will be a true asset to this team,” Roughriders owner Gregg Fornario said.
Lewis shouldn't have a tough time making this defense one of the best in the AAL. With playmakers like Ra'Shawde Myers, Jamie Bender, Davlon Stuckey, Ellis Lankster, Terrance Warren, Mike Wyche, Davon Morgan, Malique Johnson, Keontae Hollis, and Ronald Ollie. This defense looks elite, but the same can be said about the Atlanta Havoc and Triangle Torch. It will be interesting to see how things shake up here.