Eastern New Mexico University’s head coach, Kelley Lee, recently announced that he would be stepping down as the head coach of the football program after four years at the helm and nine years total with the team.
“We are sad to see Coach Lee go as he led our program to new heights in his time as head coach. He leaves some big shoes to fill but we wish him and his family the best moving forward,” said Athletic Director Matt Billings.
Lee leaves as the school’s all-time leader in career win percentage (.636, 21-12). He also guided the Hounds to the program’s first ever Division II bowl win after defeating Southern Arkansas in the 2019 Heritage Bowl.
“My family and I have been truly blessed to have been but a small piece of the great Greyhound football tradition,” said Lee, “Above all, we want to thank the student-athletes and coaches for all their hard work and dedication. We are forever grateful for all the Greyhounds past and present who have invested so much heart and soul in this program.”
The 2019 Hounds broke the school record for rushing yards in a single season with 4,191 yards and matched the second-highest win total in the history of the program with a record of 8-4. Lee and company also broke the Lone Star Conference record for rushing attempts in a season with 770, a mark that was previously held by the Greyhounds back in 2016 with 731 attempts.
“It has been a great privilege to be a part of the ENMU Greyhound football program the last nine years and a true honor to lead the program as the head coach for the last four years,” said Lee.
Lee’s next venture will be as the Athletic Coordinator and Head Football Coach at Veterans Memorial Early College High School in Brownsville, Texas.
Andrew McCraw has been named interim head coach of the Greyhounds while a search is conducted for the next head coach.