Former Commodore Quarterback David Lee Joins Bill Parcells Staff With Dallas Cowboys 1/15/03

DALLAS - David Lee, a former Vanderbilt quarterback who led the Commodores to the 1974 Peach Bowl, has been named as an offensive assistant coach for the Dallas Cowboys.

Lee, who most served the last two years as quarterbacks coach for Houston Nutt at the University of Arkansas, will join the Cowboy staff of newly appointed head coach Bill Parcells.

The relationship between Lee and Parcells dates back to Lee’s playing days at Vanderbilt. Well before Parcells coached the New York Giants to victory in the 1990 Super Bowl and rebuilt championship-caliber teams with the New England Patriots and New York Jets, he served as defensive coordinator for the Commodores during the Peach Bowl season.

Lee, who is responsible for offensive quality control with the Cowboys, brings 27 years of collegiate coaching experience to the position. He has served as a head coach at the University of Texas-El Paso (1989-93), offensive coordinator at Rice University (1994-2000), and quarterbacks coach at the the University of New Mexico, University of Mississippi, Arkansas and the University of Tennessee-Martin. He also served as the Vanderbilt quarterbacks coach under Fred Pancoast in 1977.

Last season, Lee helped the Razorbacks to the berth in the Southeastern Conference Championship Game and Western Division title. Arkansas concluded the season by playing in the Music City Bowl in Nashville.
A three-year letterman at Vanderbilt, Lee quarterbacked the Commodores to a 24-10 upset over fifth-ranked Florida in his first game as a senior starter. It was Vanderbilt's first win over the Gators in 15 years. Lee went on to lead the SEC in passing and guide his team to a 6-6 tie against Texas Tech in the Peach Bowl. He earned an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt in 1975.



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