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MassBay Community College named David Lee as the College’s first Head Coach for the Unified Sports Teams, April 2023,Wellesley Hills, MA (Photo/MassBay Community College).
WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass. (May 3, 2023) — MassBay Community College’s Department of Athletics has named David Lee as the Buccaneers first Head Coach of Unified Sports at the college.
Coach Lee has already launched practices for MassBay’s Unified basketball, making MassBay the first community college in Massachusetts with a Unified Sports team.
According to the Special Olympics website, Unified Sports teams were created to promote social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. The concept was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.
“MassBay believes in inclusion for all, and we are proud to support our student athletes of all abilities,” said MassBay Director of Athletics, Adam Nelson. “Unified Sports adds to our athletic program, and we know Coach Lee will building a solid foundation for all students to thrive at MassBay.”
Lee has seven years of coaching experience in wrestling and baseball at both the high school and youth levels. From 2017 until 2021, Lee was an Assistant Wrestling Coach for Brookline High School, supporting athletes as they prepared for college academics and athletics. While at Brookline High School, Coach Lee’s team went on to win two Bay State Conference Championships, and he coached multiple individuals who earned spots as Divisional State Champions and an All-State Champion. He also coached baseball for the Brookline Youth Athletics system for three years prior to accepting a head coaching position with the Boston Prime Baseball.
Lee is currently a counseling intern in the MassBay counseling office and will be graduating in May 2023 with a master’s degree in clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University. He is very excited to be able to support MassBay students on and off the court.
“I am thrilled to bring Unified Sports to MassBay,” said Lee. “Working with students in an athletic and team capacity brings a level of commitment and interest that engages the student beyond academics, making the college experience fun and collaborative. I look forward to building this program for the students of today and tomorrow.”
“The students are excited to welcome Coach Lee and create something special at MassBay,” said MassBay student athlete and New England Revolution Special Olympics Unified Soccer player, Radley Theolien.
Students interested in learning more or joining a team can contact Coach Lee at email@example.com.
MassBay Community College is the most affordable higher education option in MetroWest Boston, offering a robust portfolio of courses and more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs with flexible day, evening, and weekend classes in Ashland, Framingham, Wellesley Hills, and online. MassBay students receive an unmatched educational value by earning stackable credits that transfer to bachelor’s degree programs, and workforce-ready skills necessary to advance careers in high-demand fields such as health and life sciences, automotive technology, engineering, business, cybersecurity, and the humanities. MassBay’s Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) and Practical Nursing (LPN) programs were both ranked as the #1 Nursing Program in Massachusetts in 2020-2021 by national nursing advocacy organizations RegisteredNursing.org, and PracticalNursing.org. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and remains firmly committed to its mission of meeting the needs of the diverse local communities it serves. We value the intrinsic worth of all individuals, collectively in pursuit of inclusiveness and prioritize our work towards achieving equity within our community and beyond.