New Director of Football Operations is homegrown

Shakeem Holloway

Yesterday, head football coach Jeff Monken announced Kassi Lee as the new Director of Football Operations, effective immediately.

“We are thrilled to have Kassi Lee join our staff on a full time basis as our Director of Football Operations,” Monken said in a news release. “Kassi is tremendously loyal to Georgia Southern, and I know that our program will benefit with her in this important role with our team.”

Lee, a native of Elberton, is a former team captain and four-year letter winner for the Georgia Southern University cross country and track program. Lee has spent the past two years with the Eagle Football program as a graduate assistant responsible for operations and recruiting.

Lee holds two degrees from Georgia Southern, earning her bachelor’s of business administration in 2011 and a master’s of business administration degree in 2013.

During her two years as a graduate assistant in the Eagle Football office, Lee prepared itineraries and logistics for prospect official visits, assisted the coaching staff with events and appointment, and managed the program’s recruiting database.

“She has done a tremendous job with our football program as a staff assistant in recruiting the past two years and has taken on a number of the responsibilities of the DFO in the last few months,” Monken said in a news release.

Competing for the Eagles from 2007-2011, Lee participated in both cross country and indoor and outdoor track. She ranks in the GSU top 10 for her performance in the Southern Conference Cross Country championships and recorded times that include her among the program’s best in the indoor 5,000m run as well as several outdoor events.

Recognized for her academic and athletic achievements with selection to the Southern Conference All-Academic team every semester during her undergraduate years, Lee also earned GSU Dean’s List designation five times. She served for three years in a leadership role within the Eagle Athletics Department as a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board.