Former Commodore Quarterback
David Lee Joins Bill Parcells Staff With Dallas Cowboys
- 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
Lees 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.