Sunday, September 26 2021

3-4-20, Billy Lee, Former College Basketball Coach

Our guest speaker for this meeting will be Billy Lee, Former Head Basketball Coach at Campbell University and former Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at UNC. Lee is a well-respected coach with over four decades of coaching experience in the state of North Carolina.

A 1969 graduate of Mount Olive College, Lee was an assistant coach at East Carolina for two seasons before taking the head job at Pembroke State (now UNC Pembroke) in 1978. During his time in Lumberton, Lee won three conference titles, advanced to the NAIA National Tournament and posted back-to-back 20-win seasons.

In 1985, Lee took over as the head men’s coach at Campbell, where he led the Camels for 18 seasons. A five-time conference coach of the year, Lee guided Campbell to the 1992 Big South Conference title and a bid to the NCAA Tournament, where his team faced eventual national champion Duke. In addition to winning over 400 games in his career, Lee was the director the Campbell University Basketball School, considered to be the largest and oldest of its kind in the United States.

After leaving Campbell in 2003, Lee spent three seasons at St. Andrews before retiring from the coaching ranks to work as a basketball consultant and television analyst.
In addition to his work on the sidelines, Lee has authored two books on basketball strategy. Lee has also been part of a number of organizations including the USA Basketball committee, the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Amateur Sports Association, the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the Board of Advisors for the NC High School Athletic Association and the National Speakers Association. In 2009, Lee was inducted into the Mount Olive College Athletics Hall of Fame.



The Durham Sports Club will be presenting it’s first annual George McAfee Award to an outstanding high school football player from Durham at this meeting. George McAfee was a professional American football player. He played halfback and defensive back for the Chicago Bears from 1940 to 1941 and 1945 to 1950. As an undergraduate at Duke University, McAfee starred in baseball and track and field as well as college football.  The recipient of this inaugural award is a very impressive young man. Come to the meeting to learn more about him.


Mark Your Calendar

3/18/20 -Dave Odom, College Basketball Guru.  Meeting at Croasdaile Country Club
4/1/20 – Special Guest Speaker
4/15/20 – A Different Special Guest Speaker

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