Arletha Lewis, a graduate of Eskridge High School in Wellston, MO was a 4-year varsity starter averaging 22ppg and 12 RPG. She went on to play Division 1 college basketball at Southeast Missouri State University. She continued her college career and the University of Missouri-St. Louis and finished at Harris Stowe State University. At Harris Stowe, she was awarded Newcomer of the Year and 1st Team All-Conference honors for the 1998-99 season in the American Midwest Conference. She also received a B.S. degree in Urban Education from Harris Stowe State University. Her coaching experience includes leading her high school to many State appearances. Lewis has also coached AAU teams and the “And 1 Cops” who have won titles from St. Louis to Indiana, Tennessee, and Virginia.