• Name: Gary S. Lee
    Classes: Boys Weight Training
    Degree(s): BA Physical Education Arizona State University
    MA Educational Leadership Northern Arizona University
    Email: glee@phoenixunion.org
    Phone: (602) 764-4088
    Head Boys Basketball Coach
     

    This is my 28th year teaching in the Phoenix Union District and 20th year at Cesar Chavez.
    I enjoy teaching and coaching in South Phoenix.

    I began my career teaching and coaching three sports and South Mt. in the early 1990s.
    I am proud to part of the football coaching staff at lead South Mt. to back to back 12 win seasons
    and a trip to the State Championship Football game in 1993.
    After coaching football for 17 years in the district, I have been focusing my energy on the basketball program.
     
    I started the Boys Basketball program in 1999, the year we opened the school.
    Chavez boys basketball program has had tremendous success with players from our community.
    We have produce many region and division titles in the last 17 years. Our success includes 2 State Runner Up finishes 2009 and 2012.
    Cesar Chavez boys basketball has played in four Final Fours: 2010-11, 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2016-17.
    Chavez is proud to have many players continue to play basketball in college.
    The best part of being associated with the program is seeing former players graduate from college.
     
    I have used my life experiences to develop the basketball program here at Cesar Chavez High School.
    My father Jerry P. Lee is a member of the Arizona Coaches Hall of Fame and Arizona Track Coaches Hall of Fame.
    I have had many opportunities to develop has a person and a coach from my father his peers at Benson High School and participating in sports programs at Phoenix College and ASU.
     
    I am responsible for the daily workouts for the students in the weight training program at Chavez.
    Activities include cardiovascular fitness with use of the track and the beautiful football stadium.
    The students in weight training: Squat, Power Clean, and Bench twice a week.
    Students are working toward their goal of becoming bigger and stronger.
     
    Former Champion basketball players that continued to play in college:
     
    Robert "Tre" Golston            South Mt. CC and Alabama State at Mobile
    Gabriel "Gator" Green          Glendale CC and Regis University
    Nigel Gresham                      Central Arizona CC and Pat Quinn College
    Shawn Lucky                        South Mt. CC
    Jamar Howard  -Track          Central Az. CC and LSU 
    Troran Brown                       South Mt. CC and Monticello College 
    William Cole                        Glendale CC and Lincoln University in PA
    Kaylim Noel                         Alabama St. and Central Methodist
    Marques Edwards                 Grayson County and Oklahoma Baptist
    Booker Washington              McCook CC and Scottsdale CC
    Alex Worthen-Harris            Saddleback CC and Bellevue University
    Todd Pink                             Trinidad St. CC and South Mt. CC
    Marcus Barnett                     Simpson College
    Brandon Brown                    Phoenix College and Loyola Marymount Univ.
    Jason Williams                     South Mt. CC and Pima CC
    Kenny Melvin                       Scottsdale CC
    Eder Herrera                        East Los Angeles CC 
    Tyler Bell                             Glendale CC & Jarvius Christian College
    Pablo Rivas                          Sheridan College & North Carolina Central
    Jamarius Claiborne               South Mt. CC
    Kwenton Scott                     Cedarville University
    Tarion May                          Sheridan College & Glendale CC
    Rashaad Goolsby                  Phoenix College & Portland State
    Isaiah Wilson                       Glendale CC
    Kenny Sutton                       Phoenix College
    Malik Porter                         College of Southern Idaho
    Donald Carter                      Scottsdale Community College
    De'mond Hart                      Lee College