Eric Lee was named Head Coach of the Louisburg College Softball program on September 5th of 2017. He brings over nine years of coaching experience to Louisburg, spanning all levels of softball from kids all the way up to NCAA Division I college athletes.
"I'd like to think Athletics Director Mike Holloman and President Tolbert for the opportunity they've afforded me to lead the Hurricanes," said Lee. "It is a dream come true to be a head coach at this level and I can not wait to begin the process of establishing a culture of excellence not only on the field, but also in the classroom."
Lee comes most recently from Wake Christian Academy in Raleigh, NC where he compiled a 54-24 overall record in his three years at the helm of the Bulldogs. The team won two conference titles, had 13 players named all-conference, five named all-state and made the 2017 NCISAA State Finals. It was the school's first ever trip to the state finals.
Prior to his seasons in Raleigh, Coach Lee was the assistant coach at the University of Mount Olive where he coached the hitters and led the recruiting efforts. He was instrumental in the delivery of 12 student-athletes to the university in his lone season there. He coached multiple all-conference players and an all-region performer. The Trojans went on to win the Conference Carolinas Championship and compete in the NCAA Division II Tournament during that 2014 season.
Lee's first stop at the collegiate level was at Division I Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC. He worked with base runners and coached the slappers during the 2013 season. The Camels raced to a 39 win campaign and finished the season ranked in the Top 5 nationally in stolen bases. The team fell just short of a Big South Championship, but had multiple players named to the all-conference team and the Big South Freshman of the Year. Head Coach Drew Peterson was named Coach of the Year.
Lee is married to the former Brittany Stanley, a standout pitcher for Campbell University from 2007-10 and coach from 2012-15. The couple has a one year old daughter, AnnaGrace. They reside in Garner, NC.