Tuesday, December 18, 2007

David Lee-Offensive Coordinator

Note that Lee was formerly at Ole Miss in the late 70's early 80's

(Hog-wired)The 31-year coaching veteran served seven seasons at Rice University (1994-2000) as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Hatfield’s staff. Upon his arrival at Rice, he helped lead the Owls to a share of the Southwest Conference title in 1994 and their first win over Texas since 1965. During his tenure, Rice racked up six of the school’s top rushing totals, including a school-record 332.7 yards-per-game average in 1997.
Rice ranked in the top 10 nationally in rushing three times during his stay. In addition to his thorough knowledge of the option offense, Lee has seen six of his quarterbacks drafted or sign free-agent deals following their collegiate careers.
From 1989-93 he was the head coach at Texas-El Paso before joining Hatfield at Rice as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 1994.
Lee first teamed with Hatfield during Arkansas’ successful run in the late 1980s. As UA’s quarterbacks coach, Lee helped direct Razorback teams that sported a 45-15-1 record with five consecutive bowl appearances.
Included in that run was the 1986 season in which Arkansas quarterbacks threw just two interceptions (a SWC record) while helping the Hogs to a 10-2 record and an Orange Bowl appearance.
Promoted to offensive coordinator in 1988, Lee helped engineer the Hogs’ first Southwest Conference championship in nine years and first outright league title since 1965. The 1988 offensive unit committed just 11 turnovers in 11 games and led the nation in turnover ratio while featuring a pair of All-SWC sophomores, quarterback Quinn Grovey and fullback Barry Foster.
Lee began his coaching career in 1975 at Tennessee-Martin where he tutored quarterbacks and receivers for two seasons while organizing the first Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter in the school’s history.
After spending the 1977 season at Vanderbilt as quarterbacks coach, Lee spent five seasons at Ole Miss from 1978-82 where he directed two record-setting quarterbacks – Kent Austin and John Fourcade – for five seasons. In 1983, Lee served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at New Mexico.
A three-year letterman at Vanderbilt, Lee served as team captain and was named the team’s most valuable player in 1974 after quarterbacking the Commodores to a 7-3-2 record, including a 24-10 upset of No. 5 Florida. Lee was voted SEC Player of the Week by the Associated Press after leading Vanderbilt to its first win over the Gators in 15 years.
Lee went on to lead the SEC in passing and guided his team to a 6-6 tie with Texas Tech in the Peach Bowl. That same season, Lee served as president of Vanderbilt’s FCA chapter.
A native of Dexter, Mo., Lee prepped at Woodham High School in Pensacola, Fla., where he graduated in 1971. Lee earned an undergraduate degree in history from Vanderbilt in 1975. Born July 2, 1953, Lee is married to the former Lynne Kazanowski. The couple has four children – daughters Dana and Shannon, and sons Brian and Jordan.

1975-76 Tennessee-Martin (assistant coach – quarterbacks,
1977 Vanderbilt (assistant coach – quarterbacks)
1978-82 Ole Miss (assistant coach – quarterbacks)
1983 New Mexico (offensive coordinator – quarterbacks)
1984-88 Arkansas (assistant coach – quarterbacks/fullbacks)
1989-93 UTEP (head coach)
1994-2000 Rice (offensive coordinator – quarterbacks)
2001- 02 Arkansas (assistant coach – quarterbacks)
2003-05 Dallas Cowboys (offensive quality control)