Multnomah University is pleased to add men's and women's cross country in the fall of 2014. Both teams will compete in the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association), Division 2.
Multnomah has selected David Lee as the head coach for both the men's and women's teams.
Lee is a native Oregonian and has a long, rich history in the realm of track & field. He's a graduate of Seattle Pacific University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in biology. Upon returning to Oregon, he coached in Prairie City and Hermiston while completing his master’s degree in science education at Oregon State University.
Lee spent about half of his coaching career at Oregon City High School, where the track & field program was known for team championships and individual excellence. His athletes left their names on the record boards at every level: school, district, state and the Golden West Invitational. In the '80s, "Who’s Who" named him coach of the year, and his '88 boys still rank as one of Oregon’s top dual-meet teams. Even more successful were his cross country teams that accrued five state meet trophies, including a large-school state championship in 1996, during his last years of coaching at the high school level.
During the '90s Lee also served the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association as a cross country/track & field officer and eventually as president. Before he left for the college ranks, the national governing body selected him as regional track & field coach of the year for the 12 western states.
For the last 13 years, Lee has worked at Warner Pacific College, where he helped launch a cross country program and a track & field program. He served as the head coach for both programs, and raised them to a level of national respect.