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Jamie Lee Joining AHSAA as Assistant Director

            MONTGOMERY – Grissom High School teacher/coach Jamie Lee will join the executive staff of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) as Assistant Director.
            Lee will join the AHSAA officially on June 1. The announcement was made Friday by AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese.
            Lee will be AHSAA Assistant Director and Director of Special Programs, filling the spot vacated by Denise Ainsworth’s move into the assistant director position of Wanda Gilliland, who is retiring effective June 1 after more than two decades of service with the AHSAA. Among Lee’s AHSAA duties will be working with the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) in planning and coordinating the Summer Conference and All-Star Sports Week, the various sports mini-clinics, the Principals & Athletic Directors Conference, the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame, the Student Leadership Program, Unified Sports and various AHSAA committees and championship sports programs.
            He has been serving Grissom High School as a mathematics teacher and boys’ basketball coach since 2016. He taught and coached at Decatur High School from 1995 to 2016. Lee is currently first vice-president of the AHSADCA and has served as an administrative assistant for the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Game for the last decade.
            “We are fortunate and delighted to have Jamie Lee join our staff,” Savarese said. “He is a talented individual, an excellent teacher, coach and administrator and has already been an important member of our AHSAA family while working in athletics at Grissom and Decatur. He has also served as an officer, volunteer and respected advisor for the AHSADCA for many years. He will be a tremendous addition to the AHSAA staff and will enable us to better serve our member schools.”
            Lee, a graduate of Decatur High School, received a B.S. in Accounting from Auburn University in 1991, a B.S. in Physical Education from Athens State University in 1995, a Master’s Degree in Physical Education from the University of North Alabama in 2004 and his Educational Leadership Certification in 2015.
            “I am very excited about the opportunity to work with the AHSAA,” Lee said, “I have the utmost respect for the AHSAA’s staff and executive director. I know I will have a chance, thanks to the Central Board and Mr. Savarese’s leadership, to grow professionally. I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching and coaching, especially the interaction with the students. However, I am now looking forward to the new challenges ahead.”
            Grissom’s basketball team was 20-12 this past season. Lee, 244-218 overall, served as boys’ head basketball coach at Decatur from 2001-2016 compiling a 224-206 record. His 2007 team was the Northwest Regional champion and reached the state tournament semifinals. Lee also served as head golf coach from 1997-2016 with his teams making four state-tournament appearances with a Class 6A state championship in 2002 and a runner-up finish in 2001. His 2000 team finished fifth. Lee has taught IB math studies, pre-calculus, Algebra I & II, trigonometry, physical education and developing leadership.  He played basketball at Decatur High School for Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame coach Wally Sanders.
         “I feel truly blessed to be able to continue being involved with athletics through this opportunity with the AHSAA,” Lee said.
       Lee was named the Decatur High School Teacher of the Year for 2001-02 and was selected the Decatur Daily Class 5A Coach of the Year in 2007-08. He has been an officer in the AHSADCA since 2014.
         He and his wife Jennifer have one daughter Anna, who is a student at Auburn University.






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