Mark Lee - Head Coach - 4th Season
Mark Lee spent eight years coaching at the community college level. He was head coach for five seasons for the men's volleyball team at Santa Monica College in California. His team record improved in each of the five seasons.
In addition to coaching at Santa Monica College, Mark Lee was also an assistant coach at Pierce College for three years. While at Pierce, the team won three state championships in a row and two conference championships.
Asked about his expectations for OLLU Women's Volleyball Team, Lee responded "My goal every year is that we do our best and we work hard in practice every day as well as in our matches. If the team does this, everything else will take care of itself."
After receiving his high school diploma from Hart High School in Santa Clarita, Calif., Lee attended Pierce College, where he received an Associate of Arts degree and also played volleyball under the instruction of coaching legend Ken "Big Daddy" Stanley. In 2001, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Cal State University Northridge. He also played Division I volleyball at CSUN for two years. Lee completed his master's degree in kinesiology from CSUN. He also worked as a certified personal trainer for two years and has coached club volleyball for eight years.
In 2007, Lee coached the inaugural OLLU Women's Volleyball Team and their record was 6-18. In the second season, the team's record was 13-17. The 2008 team finished the season ranked as #3 in the A.I.I. (Association of Independent Institutions) Conference of the NAIA. The team lost in the finals of the conference tournament to the #1 A.I.I. team. Last year, the Saints entered the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) and finished with 16-13 overall and 11-6 conference records. They earned a berth in the conference tournament as the fifth seed, and lost to the eventual champion, University of Texas at Brownsville.
Mark and his wife Katharyn are the parents of two children.