STATESBORO — Kassi Lee, a team captain and four-year letterwinner for the Georgia Southern cross-country and track program, has been named the school’s director of football operations, as announced by coach Jeff Monken.
A native of Elberton, Lee has spent the past two years with the Eagle football program as a graduate assistant with responsibilities for operations and recruiting. She begins her duties immediately.
During her two years as a football graduate assistant, Lee prepared itineraries and logistics for prospect official visits, assisted the coaching staff with events and appointments and managed the program’s recruiting database. Additional experience with local businesses enhanced her organization, management and customer-service skills.
“We are thrilled to have Kassi Lee join our staff on a full time basis as our director of football operations,” Monken said. “She has done a tremendous job with our football program as a staff assistant in recruiting the past two years and has taken on a number of the responsibilities of the DFO in the last few months. Kassi is tremendously loyal to Georgia Southern, and I know that our program will benefit with her in this important role with our team.”
Competing for the Eagles from 2007-11, Lee participated in both cross country and indoor and outdoor track. She ranks in the school’s top 10 for her performance in the Southern Conference cross-country championships and recorded times that include her among the program’s best in the indoor 5,000-meter run as well as several outdoor events.
She was a SoCon all-academic team selection every semester during her undergraduate years and earned dean’s list designation five times. She served for three years in a leadership role within the Eagle athletics department as a member of the student-athlete advisory board.