Tucson High School Sports

Gary Lee Hired as Mica Mountain Boys Hoops Coach Pending Board Approval

Former Phoenix Cesar Chavez coach Gary Lee, who won more than 400 games with the Champions, will lead the Mica Mountain boys basketball program pending approval from the Vail School Board, school assistant principal for interscholastics Jay Campos has announced.

Mica Mountain, in its first year of existence, is filling the head coaching position left vacant after Marty Roth departed in August to lead the new prep team Southern Arizona Volunteers.

Gary Lee coached at Cesar Chavez since it opened and is in position to coach at Mica Mountain since its inception (Phoenix Union High School District photo)

Lee compiled a record of 402-152 with two state runner-up finishes at Chavez since that school opened in 1999.

His last team in 2019-20 reached the 6A quarterfinals, before losing to eventual state champion Phoenix Desert Vista.


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