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Bobby Lee
Hometown: Simpson County, MS
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Championship basketball and track coach at New Hebron and Lawrence County. A native of Simpson County, Coach Lee was a two-time All Conference basketball and track star and class Valedictorian and was named Mr. Pinola High in 1968. He graduated from Copiah-Lincoln CC and Southern Miss and served in the MS Army National Guard as a radio teletype operator from 1972-1978. His 34-year coaching career began in 1972 at New Hebron where he led the New Hebron boys & girls basketball teams and the girls track squad from 1972 to 1987. Bobby guided the New Hebron boys hoops team to 7 invitational titles, 2 Mid South Conference crowns, and 2 district championships. He paced the New Hebron girls track team to 3 district crowns, 4 Mid South Conference titles, 1 South State championship, and a 2nd and 3rd place finish in the state track meet. He guided the New Hebron girls basketball team to 1 district title and 1 Mid-South Conference championship. Coach Lee led the Lawrence County boys basketball team to unprecedented success from 1987 to 2006. He guided the Cougars boys hoops team to 20 invitational titles, 7 district crowns, 2 South State titles, and 3 Class 4A State championships in 1991, 1992, and 1995. Bobby led the Cougars to victory in the special televised “Dream Match” game against Class 5A champion Murrah High in 1992. He coached the Cougars in invitational across the nation including stops at Las Vegas, Springfield, MO, Pine Bluff, AR, Metropolis, IL, Kingsport, TN, Kissimmee, FL, and West Plain, MO. He has also coached tennis, softball, and football in addition to his basketball duties through his career. Overall, his boys basketball teams at New Hebron and Lawrence County compiled a record of 551-386 out of 937 games. He served as boys coach in the Mississippi High School All-Star basketball game in 1992 and in the 1994 Mississippi/Alabama All-Star game. Coach Lee was named Star Teacher on six occasions and selected as Teacher of the Year by Wal-Mart in 2000 and Educator of the Year by the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce in 2006. He is a 12-time Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year in basketball and track and was selected as Coach of the Year on 16 occasions by the conference, division, district, the McComb Enterprise Journal, the Brookhaven Daily Leader, the Jackson Clarion Ledger, and the MAC. Coach Lee retired from coaching in 2007, but is teaching part-time at Lawrence County in his 38th year as a math teacher.