Sources: No deal in place for Monte Lee to take over Clemson

College of Charleston baseball coach Monte Lee 187-111 in five seasons with the Cougars. College of Chrleston vs. Georgia Southern, May 18, 2013. Photographer: Al Samuels

The position of Clemson head baseball coach remains vacant another day.

There were multiple reports Tuesday that Lee has agreed in principle to leave the College of Charleston after seven years to take over the Tigers, but sources close to Lee and within the Clemson athletic department told The Post and Courier a deal is not yet imminent.

In fact, Lee has not yet been offered the position, according to a source with knowledge of the search. A source close to athletic director Dan Radakovich texted The Post and Courier, “Premature or false. But certainly not done.”

Lee, a former Cougars player who has coached his alma mater to four NCAA Tournament berths, met Tuesday afternoon with Clemson officials, The Post and Courier learned. He is still considered a frontrunner for the position.

Longtime Clemson coach Jack Leggett was dismissed by the program on June 4. Lee first interviewed for the job Friday.