Monte Lee

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Monte Wesley Lee II

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Biographical Information[edit]

Monte Lee was a minor league player who later became a college coach.

Lee played for the College of Charleston from 1996-1999, hitting .333. Through 2009, he ranked 4th in school history with 150 RBI and 5th with 50 doubles. The St. Louis Cardinals picked him in the 39th round of the 1999 amateur draft, the first position player drafted in the history of the school. Monte hit .223/.347/.256 with 14 steals in 20 tries for the 1999 New Jersey Cardinals, manning left field. In 2000, he signed with the Texas Rangers and batted .200/.348/.245 in 44 games for the Savannah Sand Gnats, with 10 steals in 13 tries, as a backup left fielder. That year, he finished his degree in elementary education.

Lee was an assistant coach for the Spartanburg Methodist Junior College in 2001-2002. He was then an assistant at the University of South Carolina from 2002-2008. In 2009, he returned to his alma mater as head coach. He coached there for seven seasons.

In June 2015, Lee was hired to become the 27th head baseball coach at Clemson University, staying until he was fired after 2022. He then retunred to South Carolina as assistant coach.

Sources include Charleston bio