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Coach James Lee has been in education for over 8 years and is currently the Dean of student life at KIPP Columbus which is a public charter school in Columbus, Ohio. He also currently serves as the Head Football Coach for KIPP Columbus and has over 5 years of varsity coaching experience. He was named the Divison 6 All-District and All Ohio Coach of the Year. Coach Lee has previously served as a Scout at Eastmoor Academy and has also served as the Vice President of the USA Football League, in which he managed over 1,500 student-athletes. Coach Lee attended Cleveland Benedictine High School where he won a state championship and later attended Ohio Dominican University in which he received a football scholarship and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management with a minor in Business. His coaching philosophy is Commitment, Pride, Effort, Toughness, and Discipline. He encourages and strives to help his student-athletes to be better players on the field and better men off the field. Student-Athletes coached under him have earned over 2 million dollars in scholarship money