|David Lee Named Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach|
Courtesy: Razorback Media Relations
“We are pleased to add David Lee to our coaching staff as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach,” Nutt said. “David brings a wealth of experience at the collegiate and professional level that will benefit our players. He is an excellent teacher and his knowledge will be a tremendous asset to our offense. He loves the Razorback program and will work tirelessly to help this program succeed at the highest levels.”
Lee recently completed his fourth season with the Cowboys as an offensive assistant, overseeing the team’s quality control efforts and working closely with the quarterbacks. Lee coached under legendary NFL coach Bill Parcells and worked directly with quarterbacks Quincy Carter, Vinny Testeverde, Drew Henson, Drew Bledsoe and Tony Romo.
“David is a quality person and a fine football coach,” Parcells said. “I think he will be a great asset to the
In his most recent stint with the Razorbacks, Lee contributed to a team that won the 2002 SEC Western Division Championship and a berth in the SEC Championship Game. He tutored former UA quarterbacks Zak Clark and Matt Jones. Jones remains the SEC’s all-time quarterback rushing leader and was a first-round draft pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars following his collegiate career.
The 31-year coaching veteran served seven seasons at
Rice ranked in the top 10 nationally in rushing three times during his stay. In addition to his thorough knowledge of the option offense, Lee has seen six of his quarterbacks drafted or sign free-agent deals following their collegiate careers.
From 1989-93 he was the head coach at Texas-El Paso before joining Hatfield at Rice as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 1994.
Lee first teamed with Hatfield during
Included in that run was the 1986 season in which Arkansas quarterbacks threw just two interceptions (a SWC record) while helping the Hogs to a 10-2 record and an Orange Bowl appearance.
Promoted to offensive coordinator in 1988, Lee helped engineer the Hogs’ first Southwest Conference championship in nine years and first outright league title since 1965. The 1988 offensive unit committed just 11 turnovers in 11 games and led the nation in turnover ratio while featuring a pair of All-SWC sophomores, quarterback Quinn Grovey and fullback Barry Foster.
Lee began his coaching career in 1975 at Tennessee-Martin where he tutored quarterbacks and receivers for two seasons while organizing the first Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter in the school’s history.
After spending the 1977 season at Vanderbilt as quarterbacks coach, Lee spent five seasons at Ole Miss from 1978-82 where he directed two record-setting quarterbacks – Kent Austin and John Fourcade – for five seasons. In 1983, Lee served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at
A three-year letterman at Vanderbilt, Lee served as team captain and was named the team’s most valuable player in 1974 after quarterbacking the Commodores to a 7-3-2 record, including a 24-10 upset of No. 5 Florida. Lee was voted SEC Player of the Week by the Associated Press after leading Vanderbilt to its first win over the Gators in 15 years.
Lee went on to lead the SEC in passing and guided his team to a 6-6 tie with Texas Tech in the Peach Bowl. That same season, Lee served as president of Vanderbilt’s FCA chapter.
A native of
DAVID LEE INFORMATION
COACHING DUTIES: offensive coordinator and quarterbacks
BORN: July 2, 1953
FAMILY: wife Lynne (Kazanowski); daughters Dana and
Shannon; sons Brian and Jordan
Woodham HS (
Vanderbilt – B.A. in history (1975)
JOINED UA STAFF: Jan. 17, 2007
EXPERIENCE/YEARS AT UA: 31/7 (1984-88, 2001-02 )
Collegiate Coaching: 28 years
NFL Coaching: 3 years
1975-76 Tennessee-Martin (assistant coach – quarterbacks,
1977 Vanderbilt (assistant coach – quarterbacks)
1978-82 Ole Miss (assistant coach – quarterbacks)
1989-93 UTEP (head coach)
1994-2000 Rice (offensive coordinator – quarterbacks)
2003-05 Dallas Cowboys (offensive quality control)
BOWL GAME EXPERIENCE
1974 Peach Bowl
1989 Cotton Bowl
2002 Cotton Bowl