Christian Brothers University Director of Athletics Chris Parker announced Addie Lees as Head Women’s Basketball Coach and Assistant Athletics Director for Internal Operations, on Thursday, July 27.
“We are very excited that Addie Lees has agreed to lead our women’s basketball program,” said Parker. “She is a proven winner with years of head coaching experience, a relentless recruiter and a competitive drive that is contagious with her teams both on the court and in the classroom. Buc Nation is going to love watching our women’s basketball team compete at a very high level with Coach Lees at the helm.”
Lees comes to CBU after an outstanding year at Arkansas State University Mid-South, in West Memphis, Arkansas. After taking the job in July of 2022, with no returning players, Lees put together a team just three weeks prior to the start of classes that claimed the NJCAA Region 2 Tournament title before falling in the Central Plains District Championship to finish the year 19-11.
“A special thank you to Director of Athletics Chris Parker, the committee and President Archer for selecting me to lead the Christian Brothers University women’s basketball program,” said Lees. “I am thrilled to be a part of the Gulf South Conference and cannot wait to continue the winning traditions at CBU!”
To cap off the championship season, three of her student-athletes were named to the NJCAA Academic All-American teams. The Lady Greyhounds were also named an NJCAA Academic Team of the Year with a 3.19 cumulative grade point average. In addition to her coaching duties, Lees also served as an assistant athletics director responsible for eligibility, compliance and game day operations.
Before ASU Mid-South, Lees spent four years at Kilgore College (TX) where she led the Lady Rangers to a 75-42 record, which included three 20-win seasons and a Top-25 national ranking. In addition, the Plainview, Texas native boasts a 100% graduation rate for her student-athletes with every team holding a 3.15 grade point average or above. In her first season at Kilgore, she led the team to the most overall and region wins for a first-year coach in program history, going 22-9 overall and 13-5 in NJCAA Region 14 play. An identical 22-9 record followed her second season, and after the 2020-21 shortened COVID year, the Lady Rangers finished 21-11 in 2021-22 before falling in the Region 14 tournament semifinals.
Prior to Kilgore, Lees spent two years as Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at NCAA Division I Texas State University, where she was key in helping the Lady Bobcats to a WBI postseason tournament appearance. Lees went to Texas State after her first head coaching job at Clarendon College (TX) where she led the team to a 15-15 record in her only season at the NJCAA Region 5 school. Lees landed at Clarendon from another Region 5 program, Howard College in Big Spring, Texas, where she served as Assistant Coach her first year and Associate Head Coach her second season. Prior to that, Lees served as a Graduate Assistant Coach at NCAA Division II member Eastern New Mexico University where she earned her Master’s degree.
Lees playing career started when she helped Plainview (TX) High School earn back-to-back state championships before finishing state runner-up her senior season. She then moved on to NJCAA Region 5 member Midland College (TX) for two seasons, earning her Associate’s degree before finishing her career at former Gulf South Conference institution Arkansas Monticello, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree with Magna Cum Laude honors.D2 GSC