Phillip Lee has called Calvary home for as long as he can remember. It was and still is his second home. As a 2003 Calvary graduate, Phillip Lee, or known by most as Coach Lee, was a key part of the student body during his time as a student at Calvary. He played basketball, baseball, and football, and was the team captain of his baseball and basketball teams. After graduation Coach Lee attended Brewton Parker College and continued his baseball career for four more years. After graduation in 2008, Coach Lee was deciding what to do next, and he thought “why not go back to the place that has taught me so much?”
In 2009, Coach Lee once again called Calvary home. He started his teaching career at Calvary by teaching middle school Earth Science. He stayed in that role until about two years ago, when he accepted the position of Middle School Dean of Students. He now serves as the Director of Admissions.
As Director of Admissions, Coach Lee is in charge of giving campus tours to prospective students, setting up open houses and making sure they run smoothly, and promoting Calvary in a Christ-like manner.Coach Lee has stated that so far his transition has been smooth and easy. His goals for the future are to “tell the Calvary story in hope to offer a place for students and families to be able to call home.”
Coach Lee does so much more than promote Calvary to prospective students, though. He is the Head 7th/8th grade football coach and Head High School Baseball Coach. This is where he impacts students far beyond what anyone could ever know. I have been under Coach Lee’s leadership for the past 7 years of my life, playing middle and high school baseball. He has taught me so much more than baseball, and I know I am not the only one who can attest to that. Coach Lee has taught me a lot, particularly four things that everyone should strive to live by: good character, discipline, effort, and toughness.
Coach Lee exemplifies these four characteristics day in and day out. He is always doing more than he needs to, always helping out when someone is in need, and is a do-it-all type of man. Coach Lee fulfills all of his responsibilities at Calvary to the best of his ability and with a smile on his face. He does all this while at the same time being a great father to his two- year-old son Bryson and a great husband to his wife Natalie. Coach Lee shies away from recognition and hates being praised, but he deserves it. He is a man I strive to take after and be like day in and day out.
Thanks for all you do Coach Lee.
Written by Harrison Clark
Class of 2017