Brown City Superintendent Neil Kohler has announced a special evening to be celebrated in December – honoring longtime Green Devil Coach Rich Lee. Below is his message to Green Devil Nation along with some dandy photos of Coach Lee through the years:
“Brown City Community Schools has been very fortunate to be blessed with some of the best coaches over the last several decades. On Friday, December 3rd, we will be honoring one of the best coaches we have had in the history of our school and the the history of the state of Michigan. Rich Lee was a long-time varsity girls basketball coach and elementary physical education teacher at Brown City Community Schools. This past fall, Rich was inducted into the BCAM (Basketball Coaches’ Association of Michigan) Hall of Fame. This is a prestigious honor for Rich and a direct reflection of his commitment and success coaching varsity girls’ basketball!
On Friday, December 3rd the Varsity/JV girls will play their home opener of the 2021-2022 season vs Dryden. At halftime of the varsity game, we will honor Rich with a banner to hang in the gym recognizing his hall of fame career. We ask that former players and community members join us to celebrate this wonderful accomplishment. After the varsity game, we ask that Rich’s former players join us in the high school cafeteria for pizza, socializing, and sharing some of your favorite memories of playing for Coach Lee.
Rich Lee’s varsity girls’ basketball coaching career started in 1977, and he coached at Brown City for 25 years. During that time, Rich amassed a record of 400-164. He guided his teams to win 15 league titles, 14 district titles, and one regional title!
We look forward to a big crowd and many former players joining Brown City High School as we honor Rich Lee on December 3rd. All former players (Varsity Girls’ Basketball) will get into the game for free that night, just let the ticket gate know your name and year(s) you played for Coach Lee.”