Columbia River HS
Hall of Fame Class of 1996
In his long 57 year career, Lee coached high school track & field, cross country, football, basketball, swimming and baseball at various times. He started at Nespelem H.S. on the Colville Indian Reservation (1953-1955), then White Swan H.S. on the Yakama Indian Reservation (1955-1957), and his final destination Clark County, where he taught primarily P.E. and biology at Hudson Bay H.S. (1957-1959), Fort Vancouver H.S. (1959-1962), and Columbia River H.S. (1962-1983).
As the Head Coach of both the girls and boys Cross Country and Track & Field teams at Columbia River H.S. from 1962 until his retirement in 1983, Lee established a well respected program that competed at all levels, including winning state championships and individual state titles.
In boys Cross Country, his teams often dominated Southwest Washington, earning 14 births to state, where they placed either first, second, third or fourth seven times. His teams won two State High School Cross Country championships, and he coached three individual State Cross Country champions.
In boys Track & Field, his record from 1970-83 was just as remarkable, compiling an impressive dual meet record of 72 wins and 12 losses. These teams were League Champions 6 times, coming in second 4 times, and District Champions 4 times, with 6 second place finishes. During his overall tenure, his teams placed third at State twice and finished in the top ten many times, with eight individual State Champions.