On September 1, 2008 Southeast Missouri State announced the hiring of Jeff Lee as their new strength and conditioning coach for all 15 varsity sports. His duties will include overseeing the design and implementation of the strength training and conditioning programs.
Prior to his hiring Lee served at the same capacity at Canisius
Lee joined the Canisius staff after serving a two-year stint as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Yale University. There, he worked with 11 of the Bulldogs' varsity teams and served as the primary strength and conditioning coach for the men's and women's ice hockey teams. He was responsible for designing and implementing speed, strength and conditioning programs for the hockey teams, while also overseeing the department's student work-study staff.
Lee also spent time as an assistant at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. before Yale. He worked primarily with the school's men's basketball program as he earned his master's degree in exercise science. He also worked at the United States Olympic Education Center in Marquette, Mich., where he developed and implemented Olympic-based strength training for 23 elite amateur boxers.
Lee received his undergraduate degree in physical education from Western Illinois in 2003. A member of National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, he started his career as an intern at Binghamton University in August 2003.
Lee and his wife Ashley, were married July 27, 2007.