He coached at Lenoir City for 37 years -- 29 as the head coach. His final team banquet was Tuesday night.
He described his time at Lenoir City as "wonderful."
"I wish to thank the people of Lenoir City for the opportunity to work with their children," said Lee in a text-messaged statement. "I will continue to teach at Lenoir City."
Lee won three district and four region titles as coach. Seven of his teams made the state sectionals. One reached the state tournament.