College of Charleston’s Lee listed among top college baseball coaches under 40

Monte Lee

College of Charleston baseball coach Monte Lee is included in Baseball America magazine’s “Top 10 College Head Coaches Under 40.”

Entering his fifth season with the Cougars, Lee is 156-85 with a winning percentage of .647. He guided the Cougars into the NCAA Regionals in 2010 and 2012. Last season, the Cougars won a share of the Southern Conference regular season title and an at-large berth to the NCAA Gainesville Regional.

The College of Charleston has finished in the top five in the nation in home runs in each of Lee’s four years, and have garnered conference player, pitcher or freshman of the year honors every year that Lee has been at the helm.

Last month, Perfect Game picked Lee as one of the nation’s “Top 10 Rising Coaches,” attesting to the respect for Lee among the media and his peers.

Lee, 35, played baseball for the Cougars and graduated from the College in 2000. He was an assistant coach at South Carolina from 2002-08. He is enshrined in the College of Charleston baseball Wall of Fame.

The Cougars open the 2013 season on Feb. 15 at Patriots Point against Xavier.

Basketball
Former College of Charleston star Andrew Goudelock was sent to Rio Grande Valley as part of a trade involving National Basketball Association Development League players.

Wrestling
Ugi Khishignyam, a Citadel redshirt freshman from Mongolia, was named the Southern Conference wrestler of the week for third week in a row, the first wrestler in league history to accomplish that feat.

Khishignyam went 5-1 to finish second in the 141-pound bracket of the prestigious Southern Scuffle this week in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Ranked No. 4 nationally at 141, Khishignyam improved to 24-3 on the season.

---- The Citadel (1-1, 1-0 SoCon) has now taken four of the last five weekly awards, as heavyweight Odie Delaney was the league’s wrestler of the week on Nov. 21

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