Assistant Gymnastics Coach Frank Lee to Leave Huskies

Feb. 11, 2005

Seattle - Washington assistant women's gymnastics coach Frank Lee has announced his resignation effective Feb. 18. Lee will become a member of the North Kitsap Fire Department following a 16-week training program.

Lee, who has served as a volunteer fire fighter, has spent the last six seasons as the Husky assistant coach. One of the most highly-respected coaches on the West Coast, Lee is also a co-owner of the Cascade Elite Gymnastics Club in Montlake Terrace, Wash. He has operated the highly successful club since he graduated from Washington in 1989. Seven of Lee's club gymnasts went on to compete for Washington during his reign as assistant coach, including current Huskies Kelly McDonald and Nikki Waiss. Lee has also produced numerous other current and former collegiate competitors.

In 2000, he coached former Husky gymnast Gharde Geldenhuys at the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Geldenhuys represented her home nation of Namibia at the Games. That same year, Lee coached current Cal senior My-lan Dodd onto the Senior Elite National team, including a 16th-place performance at the U.S. National Championships.

While attending the University of Washington, Lee was a member of the Husky men's club gymnastics team. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Lee grew up in Seattle and attended Cascade Elite High School. Lee and his wife, Uyen, reside in Poulsbo with their two children.

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