Men's Basketball (Announcement)
Thursday, January 03, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pat Lee Returns to TWU.
-TWU Alum Appointed Interim Men's Basketball Coach
LANGLEY, British Columbia - Today Trinity Western University Director of Athletics Murray Hall announced that TWU alum Pat Lee would be the interim coach for the Spartans men's basketball team until the University has completed its search and selected a full-time head coach for the men's basketball program.
"I have every confidence in Pat's leadership as he comes into a difficult situation. His extensive coaching resume, his success in dealing with student athletes and his personality are a solid blend of what is needed over the next several weeks for the Spartans men's basketball program," commented Hall. "Pat will remain with the team until the season finishes, at which time we are optimistic that a new head coach will have been hired."
Lee has an extensive post-secondary coaching resume. He was the head coach of the University College of the Fraser Valley for 11 years. During his tenure with the Cascades Lee accumulated a career record of 191-68 in the BCCAA. His wins included three British Columbia Colleges Athletic Association (BCCAA) provincial crowns and three Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) national titles (1999-00, 2001-02, 2003-04). Lee boasts a career record of 212-75, having spent two seasons as head coach of UCFV's women's team (1985-87). He was named BCCAA Coach of the Year in 1997-98.
Before his coaching days Lee played for the University of Calgary (1974-76, 1978-79) and Trinity Junior College (1968-71). Lee enjoyed a successful career at Calgary capped off by being named Canada West First Team All-Star after leading the conference in rebounding and ranking in the top ten in scoring. He participated in two national championships with Calgary in 1976 and '79. Lee had transferred to Calgary from Trinity Junior College where he was named First Team All-Star in 1970-71 and was runner-up for conference Player of the Year.
Trinity Western University's is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time men's basketball coach. The search will continue until a suitable candidate is found. However, those applying by January 15th will be given preference. To submit application and attach resume and cover letter go online to: www.twu.ca/divisions/hr/join/apply/staff-positions.aspx or www.gospartans.ca.
For more information contact:
Murray Hall - Director of Athletics
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