Lee added to the Defensive Staff as D-Line coach
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Lee added to the Defensive Staff as D-Line coach
Coach Don Lee at the Cumberland University football camp held at Nokes-Lasater Field on July 9. (Credit: Tommy Bryan)

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland University head football coach Tim Mathis announces the addition of veteran coach Don Lee to the football staff. 

Coach Lee is a veteran coach that has made several stops as a head coach and defensive coordinator. He will serve as the team's defensive line coach. His latest coaching job was defensive coordinator at John Carroll High School.

Lee served as the head football coach at four universities: Virginia University of Lynchburg from 2014-2016, Concordia College Alabama from 2012-2014, Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois from 2009-2010, and Belhaven University in Mississippi from 2005-2008.

His most successful tenure was at Belhaven University in 2005 and served as their head coach until 2008. He led the Blazers to their first winning season and a Mid-South Conference Championship in 2006. The team ranked 6th in the nation in total defense and made it to the 

Coach Lee broke into college coaching at Middle Georgia College in 1995 and made stops at Southwest Baptist University and the University of the Cumberlands.

Coach Lee is a Middle Tennessee native playing defensive end at Page High School before a great career at Olivet-Nazarene University from 1990-1993.

Lee graduated from Olivet-Nazarene in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education. He and his wife, Anitra, have two children, Ka'Niyah and Don Jr.