Todd Lee, former South Dakota head coach, joins Arkansas' staff
Todd Lee, a former head coach at South Dakota, has joined the Arkansas men’s basketball staff, the program announced on Friday.
Lee will be the Razorbacks’ Director of Scouting and assistant to Eric Musselman.
Lee is a two-time conference Coach of the Year and finalist for national Coach of the Year, and spent 4 seasons as head coach at South Dakota and has 12 years of collegiate head coaching experience to his credit. He was 66-52 at South Dakota (2018-22) and was 154-81 in 8 years at Kentucky Wesleyan (2005-13). Lee has also been an assistant coach at Southwestern CC (1986-89), Cal State Bakersfield (1994-97), UC Irvine (1997-2005) and Grand Canyon (2013-18).
Lee was on Musselman’s staff with the Rapid City Thrillers from 1992-94 after he served 3 years (1989-92) as an assistant coach under San Diego head coach Hank Egan, who was Musselman’s coach with the Toreros. Also, Lee mentored 2021-22 Razorback Stanley Umude to 3 All-Summit League honors while playing at South Dakota.
“Todd is exceptionally detailed and specific,” Musselman said. “He is a veteran coach and he’s here to serve as an additional pair of eyes. He will bring new ideas to the staff on how to view things, how to scheme on both ends of the court and how to attack things. It’s always been a collective deal on our staffs. We are always looking for ideas and input which is why and how our staff has been assembled. One of the things about being a former head coach is, when you’re not a head coach, you know what it takes to be a great assistant and Todd Lee will be a perfect fit in that regard.”