Jul 8, 2019
Bob Lee was an excellent coach who later served as a principal and superintendent, but one of his standout achievements was his leadership in organizing the state’s earliest attempts for championships in women’s basketball. A graduate of Maxton High and Elon College (’45), Lee began his coaching career at Aberdeen High and quickly moved the women’s basketball team into one of the state’s best, but he also coached softball, baseball and football. In 1950 he became principal at Aberdeen although he continued to coach. He organized the first state basketball championship for women, before the games were recognized by the State Department of Public Instruction or the NCHSAA. Lee served from 1959 to 1985 as superintendent of the Moore County schools and during that stint served as president of the NCHSAA Board of Directors. He has also been very involved in civic and church activities in Moore County.