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Lee named associate head coach at Grand Canyon

Posted: Thursday, Apr 11th, 2013

Todd Lee

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Huron High School graduate Todd Lee has been named the associate head coach for men’s basketball at Grand Crayon University.

Dan Majerle, who is in his first season as head coach for the Antelopes, announced his coaching staff, which included Lee on Tuesday. The school is making its transition to Division I and the Western Athletic Conference for the 2013-14 season.

Lee joins the Antelopes as the associate head coach after serving as head men’s basketball coach at Division II Kentucky Wesleyan College for the past eight seasons, collecting an impressive 134-48 record over his last six years. He oversaw a program that made six consecutive trips to the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament and five to the NCAA Midwest Regional. For his efforts at Kentucky Wesleyan, Lee was one of 10 finalists for the prestigious 2012 Clarence ‘Big House’ Gaines Division II National Coach of the Year Award by CollegeInsider.com.

Lee’s coaching career spans 25 seasons, including 11 at the Division I level as he spent eight seasons as an assistant coach at UC-Irvine prior to taking the helm at Kentucky Wesleyan. During his time with the Anteaters, the teams posted three consecutive 20-win seasons from 2001-03 and won two straight regular-season Big West Conference titles in 2001-02. Lee also served as an assistant coach at the University of San Diego from 1989-92.

Along with his tenure at Division I and II schools, Lee has also spent time coaching in the professional ranks and at the junior college level. Lee was an assistant coach for two seasons with the Rapid City Thrillers of the Continental Basketball Association and began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Southwestern (Jr.) College in Chula Vista, Calif.

“Todd has been a very successful coach at Kentucky Wesleyan,” said Majerle. “His teams made five postseason appearances in his tenure and set many school records. He has a great deal of experience at the collegiate level, including 11 years in D-I, and I am going to lean heavily on him in my transition from the professional level. Todd is a great family man and embodies the spirit of Grand Canyon.”

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