Appointment of Todd Lee as Director of Scouting/Assistant Head Coach

Fayetteville – College of Arkansas basketball coach Eric Mosselman has appointed former College of South Dakota basketball coach Todd Lee as director of scouts for the Razorbacks and assistant head coach.

Lee and Moselman have had a relationship spanning greater than 30 years. Lee was on the Muselman workers with Speedy Metropolis Thrillers from 1992-94 after spending three years (1989-92) as an assistant coach beneath legendary College of San Diego coach Hank Egan, who was Musulman’s coach with Torreros. Additionally, Lee mentored Razorback Stanley O’Mod for the 2021-22 to take house three All-Summit League awards whereas enjoying in South Dakota.

Along with his connections to Mosselman, Lee has ties to Northwest Arkansas the place his mother and father—MO and Wanda—lived in Bentonville for greater than 20 years after his father’s retirement.

“Todd is exceptionally detailed and particular,” Muselman stated. “He is a veteran coach and he is right here to function further eyes. He’ll carry new concepts to the workers on view issues, plan on each ends of the courtroom and assault issues. It is at all times been a gaggle deal for our workers. We’re at all times searching for concepts and enter and that is why and the way our workers come collectively. One The issues about being a former head coach is, if you’re not a head coach, what it takes to be an important assistant and Todd Lee can be an ideal slot in that regard.”

Lee, a two-time Convention Coach of the 12 months and finalist for Nationwide Coach of the 12 months, spent 4 seasons as a head coach on the College of South Dakota and has 12 years of workforce teaching expertise. He was 66-52 in South Dakota (2018-22) and he was between 154-81 in eight years at Kentucky Wesleyan (2005-13). Lee has additionally labored as an assistant coach at Southwestern CC (1986-89), Cal State Bakersfield (1994-1997), UC Irvine (1997-2005) and Grand Canyon (2013-18).

Lee led South Dakota to a document 19-12 in 2021-22, together with the 12-5 mark under the stretch after this system was closed for 2 weeks attributable to COVID, whereas reaching the semifinals within the Summit League. Mason Archambault and Kruz Perrott-Hunt have been named the second All-Summit League workforce whereas Tasos Kamateros took the honors and Boogie Anderson was voted for the league’s inaugural All-Defensive workforce.

In his third season in US {Dollars} (20020-21), Lee led three Coyotes to honors within the All-Summit League in Umude (1st), AJ Plitzuweit (1st) and Xavier Fuller (HM). I additionally obtained 2021 high coach for the 12 months league Honors whereas Plitzuweit obtained Newcomer of the 12 months honors in addition to a spot on the All-Newcomer Group. The Coyotes started workforce play 9-0 for the primary time for the reason that 1992-93 season and racked up 10 consecutive wins for the longest streak for the reason that 2009-2010 season. Lee’s workforce additionally got here out of South Dakota at Frost Enviornment for the primary time for the reason that 1999-00 season, capturing 32 house video games within the SDSU Convention.

The Coyotes completed the season eighth nationally in 3-point FG, 14th in state in free throw share, and fifteenth in nation turnover share. Within the high league, Yotes ranked first in free throw share and defensive objective share.

Individually, Umude earned second honors for the NABC All-District workforce and completed the season because the tenth main scorer within the nation and fifth in area targets. He is the lone wolf for the reason that present went into the Division I in 2008 to attain over 21 factors per sport. He completed his profession eleventh in this system’s historical past in factors.

Within the second 12 months, Tyler Hagedorn led the All-Summit League first workforce honors after exiting a pink shirt season. Hagedorn additionally obtained NABC All-District 12 First Group Honors and was the Prime League Participant of the Month twice and the Prime League Participant of the Week twice. Omod was awarded the second workforce honor within the All-Summit League. Omod additionally grew to become the primary Wolf to win the Premier League Participant of the 12 months award earlier than the season.

As a workforce, the Coyotes scored 20 wins within the 2019-20 season and had an general eight-game profitable streak in addition to a seven-game profitable streak, the longest such streak since becoming a member of the highest league. The Yotes completed as one in all 11 groups within the nation to have 5 junior gamers averaging 10 or extra factors per season. Moreover, Greenback completed the season sixth within the nation by way of FG and three share factors whereas it ranked 4th within the nation with 1,021 factors per possession through the season.

In his first 12 months on the US Greenback he led Omod’s first workforce honors within the All-Summit League after rising his factors per sport by 13.3 factors throughout his new marketing campaign to 14.4 factors per competitors. This quantity led the nation for all sophomores within the junior season. Senior Trey Burch-Manning and junior Triston Simpson each earned an honorable point out for the Summit League groups whereas rookie Cody Kelley earned all-newcomer workforce accolades. As a workforce, Lee’s protection led the highest with the fewest factors allowed per sport at simply 71.2 whereas Utes’ workforce ranked sixth within the nation within the fewest turnovers.

Previous to becoming a member of South Dakota, Lee spent 5 seasons as an assistant head coach at Grand Canyon College, serving to the Antelope break a document 103-58. He served beneath former NBA All-Star Dan Majerle and racked up 81 wins throughout his four-year transition to the Division I, starting with Lee’s first 12 months with GCU. The variety of wins is probably the most of any program that has made a leap in Division 1.

In his remaining season on the Grand Canyon (2017-18), Lopez racked up 22 wins for the third consecutive 12 months and superior to the Western Athletics Convention (WAC) Championships. GCU completed within the high three of WAC in all 5 seasons with Lee and appeared in 4 consecutive post-season video games.

In his 5 years at GCU, Lee directed 5 WAC First Group Picks, 4 Second Group Honors, 4 All-Defensive Group Picks, and a WAC Freshman of the 12 months. As well as, three-time All-Convention Honors winner Josh Brown has been a three-time All-American Educational, together with two first-team nods.

Lee got here to the Grand Canyon after eight seasons within the Kentucky Wesleyan. After taking up a program with restricted scholarships attributable to NCAA penalties, Lee had simply 20 wins in his first two seasons with the Panthers. Nonetheless, he went 24-8 within the third 12 months and made his first five-game profitable streak within the NCAA Division II Championship. The spotlight of the 2012 marketing campaign was when Lee drove a Kentucky Wesleyan on a visit to Candy 16 and the Nationwide #1 of the 12 months. This system completed the season twenty fifth on 4 events and the Panthers averaged 22 wins over Lee’s final six season with a win ratio of .736 (134-48).

Lee coached 5 All-Nice Lakes Valley Convention (GLVC) first-team picks and 14 all-conference individuals together with Jeff Fahnbulleh, GLVC Participant of the 12 months 2007-08. I used to be named 2008 GLVC Coach of the 12 months 2008was awarded the NABC Midwest Coach of the 12 months in 2010 and the finalist for the distinguished Clarence ‘Massive Home’ Gaines Division II Coach of the 12 months in 2012.

He spent eight seasons (1887-05) as an assistant coach at UC-Irvine with the final 4 as an assistant coach beneath Pat Douglas. The Anteaters claimed a pair of Massive West Convention championships and earned three consecutive 20-win seasons for the primary time in this system’s historical past.

UC-Irvine additionally performed within the Nationwide Invitational Championship in 2001 and 2002.

Lee additionally served as an assistant beneath Douglas for 3 years at CSU-Bakersfield, gathering 75-16 data and capturing the 1997 NCAA Division II Nationwide Championship. In all three years (1994-97), the Roadrunners superior to the NCAA Championship.

Lee spent two years (1992-94) as an assistant coach for the CBA’s Speedy Metropolis Thrillers beneath Mosselman. Whereas with the Thrillers, Lee organized and educated the primary skilled CBA or NBA basketball workforce to tour China and compete towards the Chinese language Nationwide Military, setting a 5-0 document in 1992.

Lee’s profession started as an assistant coach at Southwestern School (1986-89) earlier than being appointed as an assistant coach on the College of San Diego (1989-1992).

A local of Huron, South Dakota, Lee graduated from South Dakota in 1986 with a level in Enterprise Administration. He obtained a grasp’s diploma in schooling from Azusa Pacific in 2003. I’ve three youngsters, Carson, Jackson and Peyton.

fast Details
Born: February 20, 1964
Hometown: Huron, South Dakota
Alma mater: South Dakota, 1986
Youngsters: Carson, Jackson and Peyton
Schooling: South Dakota (1986 – Bachelor of Enterprise Administration); Azusa Pacific (2003 – Grasp of Schooling)

profession teaching
1986-1989 Southwestern CC (Assistant Coach)
1989-1992 San Diego (assistant coach)
1992-1994 Speedy Metropolis Thrillers (Assistant Coach)
1994-1997 Cal State Bakersfield (assistant coach)
1997-2005 UC Irvine (Assistant Coach)
2005-2013 Kentucky Wesleyan (Head Coach)
2013–2018 Grand Canyon (assistant coach)
2018–2022 South Dakota (Head Coach)
2022 – Wild. Arkansas (Director of Scouting and Assistant Head Coach)

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