Monte Lee was named Clemson's head baseball coach, announced June 18, 2015 by director of athletics Dan Radakovich. Lee served as head coach at College of Charleston for the previous seven seasons (2009-15), leading the program to a 276-145 (.656) record and four berths in the NCAA Tournament, including 2014 and 2015.
"Monte is a gifted coach whose track record of success is a testament to his energy, coaching acumen and commitment to student-athletes," said Radakovich. "I am confident that his leadership will create renewed momentum and optimism for Clemson baseball. The relationships he's created through a lifetime of baseball in our state along with his proven successes make him the right fit for our program, and we're excited to welcome him to the Clemson Family."
Lee, 38, received national acclaim in 2012 when he was named one of Baseball America's top-10 head coaches in under the age of 40. He led the Cougars to four NCAA Tournament appearances, winning the Gainesville (Fla.) Regional in 2014 and advancing to the Lubbock (Texas) Super Regional after capturing the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament championship.
In his seven years at College of Charleston, Lee coached four conference players-of-the-year, two conference pitchers-of-the-year and two conference freshmen-of-the-year. Lee won 200 games at College of Charleston faster than any coach in school history. His teams consistently ranked among the nation's best offenses.