Last Thursday Clemson announced they’d found a new leader for the Tiger baseball team, but the school decided to hold off on an official press conference due to the events in Charleston.
Monday morning Clemson officially announced former College of Charleston coach Monte Lee as their new head baseball coach inside the West Zone at Memorial Stadium.
Coach Lee has been a frequent guest of SportsTalk during his successful stint while coaching the Cougars. He was 276-145 as the head man at his alma mater, and took CofC to the postseason four times. Tonight was our first crack at coach as a cat with stripes.
Coach’s excitement was evident from the jump. We discussed all of the standard transition questions with him regarding the move to a new place, a destination that happens to be a team he used to coach against in the greatest baseball rivalry in the country as a member of Ray Tanner’s staff at USC. He touched on his relationship with current USC coach Chad Holbrook, what he’s outlined as his biggest priorities since arriving in Clemson, and we even talked uniforms, juxtaposing progress and tradition, and more.