Old Dominion head football coach Bobby Wilder has announced the addition of Christopher Newport assistant and former four-time state championship Phoebus High School coach Bill Dee to the Monarch coaching staff. Dee will serve as the assistant offensive line coach.
"We are excited as a football program, to have Coach Bill Dee join our staff here at Old Dominion," said Wilder. "Bill has coached four student-athletes currently on our team and has tremendous knowledge of the 757 area in recruiting. I am confident his impact will be felt immediately with our program."
A legendary high school coach in Virginia, Dee led Hampton-based Phoebus to four state championships and compiled a 243-76-1 record during his 24-year career. Capturing a .761 winning percentage, he helped the Phantoms to nine district and seven regional championships in addition to his four state titles.
In his final game, Phoebus defeated Dinwiddie, 37-13, at Virginia Tech's Lane Stadium in 2008, completing a 15-0 season. His team ended up ranked #3 in the nation by Rivals.com.
Dee joins the Monarchs after a two-year stint at Division III Christopher Newport in Newport News where he coached the inside linebackers and defensive line. The Captains won the 2010 USA South Conference title and competed in the NCAA Division III playoffs.
Beginning his coaching career at Green High School in New York, Dee served as the defensive coordinator for four seasons before moving to the Hampton Roads region and spending a year at Denbigh High School in a similar capacity. Dee's first head coaching job was at Southhampton High School from 1981-1984 before his illustrious 24-year career at Phoebus.
Dee is a 1975 Mansfield State graduate where he played four seasons at offensive guard.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times