Apparently, Dan Lee has had a change of heart and will remain as both the boys’ basketball and boys’ golf coach at Cheshire High.
According to a report in The Cheshire Herald, Lee has chosen not to take an assistant principal’s job at the school, a job he was appointed to in May. The Herald also reported that Lee, 47, will return to his job as physical education teacher at the school.
Lee did not return phone messages seeking comment on the job reversal. He had a difficult time coming to the original decision back in May.
“It’s a decision I anguished over,” Lee said. “I got my first job coaching at age 19 (as an assistant at Goodwin Tech) and I’ve been coaching ever since, 28 years. But opportunities only present themselves so often and sometimes not on your timetable.”
If Lee returns, that leaves only two vacant positions in the Southern Connecticut Conference: Hand and Foran. Frank Rossi resigned in May after nine seasons at Hand due to family obligations while Tim Swaller left Foran in June after 10 to take the job at Stratford.
Lee went 107-105 in 10 season with the Rams’ program. That includes back-to-back undefeated seasons in the SCC Housatonic Division in 2013-14 and 2014-15, then tying Amity for the top spot this past season.