Tuesday , Aug , 17 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

UL-Lafayette names Lee head coach

=== UL-Lafayette names Lee head coach ===

Lafayette, LA (Sports Network) – The University of Louisiana-Lafayette
Tuesday named Robert Lee as its new men’s head basketball coach. As per school
policy, terms of the deal were not released.

Lee, 36, had spent the last eight seasons as an assistant coach at Louisiana-
Lafayette serving on the staff of former head coaches Marty Fletcher (1996-97)
and Jessie Evans (1997-2004).

Prior to his stint with the Ragin’ Cajuns, Lee was the head coach for
Opelousas High School. Lee guided the school to four consecutive 20-win
seasons including a 29-5 mark in his final year in 1995-96, which also
included a berth in the state Class 4A quarterfinals.

During his time with Louisiana-Lafayette, Lee has been a part of a program
which has advanced to the Sun Belt Tournament semifinals in four of the last
five seasons, won the Sun Belt Tournament twice (2000 and 2004), advanced to
two NCAA Tournaments and claimed three straight Sun Belt West Division
championships.