Alonzo Lewis, the longtime Chester High School basketball coach who was killed in a car accident Tuesday in East Falls, was remembered Wednesday as a great player and a gifted leader.
Lewis, 77, was crossing at the intersection of School House Lane and Henry Avenue just before 7 p.m. on his way to watch a high school basketball game at Philadelphia University, according to his wife, Kathy.
He died of his injuries at Temple University Hospital. The driver of the car that hit him stopped and is not expected to be charged, police said.
During his 10 years at Chester, Lewis had a 237-67 record, and his teams won six league championships and two state titles. He was the third-winningest coach in the Clippers' history. Lewis stepped down in 1995 to become head coach at Cheyney University.