LSUE names new softball coach
LSU at Eunice Athletic Director Jeff Willis announced Thursday afternoon that Andrew Lee will be the new head softball coach for the Lady Bengal program.
Lee, who is the current head softball coach at Hinds Community College in Mississippi, will inherit a young program starting its fourth season in NJCAA competition. The Lady Bengals are 63-72 since the program began and suffered their worst season in 2008 when the team finished 19-30.
“The LSUE community and I are very happy with the addition of Coach Lee to our program,” said Willis. “He brings a lot to the table in the continued effort of us reaching a goal of a national title in softball. Because of the leadership and the proven success that he has shown at Hinds, we are ecstatic that Coach Lee will be joining our family.”
Lee finished 2008 with a 34-20 record, won the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Central Division. He led Hinds to a second-place finish in the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament.
Lee has served as the head coach at Hinds since 2004 and has compiled an 89-65 record with that program. Previous to taking the reins of the softball program, Lee served as an assistant coach with the university’s baseball program.
Lee is a native of Raymond, Miss., and an alumnus of Hinds Community College and Delta State University. He signed a free agent contract with the Boston Red Sox organization in 1998 and played for the Lowell Spinners in Massachusetts for three seasons.