Lee Returns to College of
Former South Carolina assistant Monte Lee has
returned to his alma mater as head coach.
Lee has spent the past six years as an assistant
to Ray Tanner at South Carolina. He primarily worked with
outfielders and hitters, and was recruiting coordinator for the
Gamecocks this past season.
The 31-year-old Lee played 206 games for the
Cougars from 1996 to 1999. He was taken by the St. Louis
Cardinals in the 39th round of the 1999 MLB Draft, the first
position player drafted in school history. Lee hit .333 during
his career at Charleston with 240 hits, 156 runs, 50 doubles,
150 RBI and 66 steals. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in
elementary education in 2000.
A native of Spartanburg, S.C., Lee was an
assistant for two seasons at Spartanburg Methodist Junior
College from 2001-02. He and his wife, Kelly, have two
Lee replaces John Pawlowski, who left Charleston
for Auburn in June.
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