Lee Named New Assistant Coach
Aug. 3, 2006
LAS VEGAS - Charles Lee has been hired as an assistant coach with the UNLV track and field team, Rebel head coach Barbara Ferrell-Edmonson announced Thursday.
Lee comes to UNLV after spending the past four years as a volunteer assistant at the University of Southern California and he will work primarily in the sprint and jumping events, while assisting in all areas of Rebel track and field.
"I am very elated to be coaching alongside Barbara Ferrell-Edmonson," Lee said. "I think that UNLV is very appealing because it is on the West Coast and I believe we can build a good program here."
While working with the Trojans, Lee helped coached six student-athletes that either earned All-American or All Pac-10 honors. Lee also spent two years working with the track and field program at Cal State Northridge.
"Charles Lee is an up-and-coming coach who brings a lot of enthusiasm to UNLV," Ferrell-Edmonson said. "He has worked with one of the top programs in the Pac-10 at USC and he is a very good recruiter. He will help us experience future success."
Lee was a four-time All-American as a sprinter for the Trojans during his collegiate career, earning eight All Pac-10 honors and winning two Pac-10 individual titles. He graduated from USC in 1999 with a degree in sociology. Lee spent two years running track at Los Angeles Valley College, twice earning JC All-American honors in the 100 and 200 meters. He earned his AA degree in physical education from there in 1997.