Lee Moon is in his third year as an assistant coach at Fresno State, primarily handling game preparation, player development, recruiting, scouting and summer camps.
With a philosophy of working hard and an acute attention to detail, Moon channels a passionate coaching style and guided the progress of a Bulldog offense that led the conference in 3-point shooting in each year of his tenure.
In 2008-09, Moon honed the skills of freshman standout Paul George, who finished the season as one of the top 15 freshmen scorers in the nation. With four freshmen guards in the top 10 of the league in minutes played, he molded a talented backcourt into one of the conference's most formidable forces.
Over the course of his career with the Bulldogs, Moon has been a central architect in the enhancement of the Fresno State men's basketball program by building a solid foundation for the present and future, placing the highest priority on strong academic performance and signing nationally-respected recruiting classes.
During his tenure, Moon helped craft the academic revitalization that produced the largest Academic Progress Rate (APR) improvement in the country, the program's first Academic All-District honoree and the graduation of ten men's basketball student-athletes from May 2008 to 2009, which marks the most in a similar span in program history. He also closely guided the development of 2009 Academic All-WAC honoree Brandon Sperling.
On the recruiting front, he helped produce the 12th best mid-major 2009 early signing recruiting class in the nation, which included Greg Smith, Garrett Johnson and Jerry Brown III The highly touted group got even better with the spring additions of skilled junior college point guard Steven Shepp and Division I transfer Jonathan Wills.
As one of the original staff members in 2005 when head coach Steve Cleveland returned home to Fresno with a distinct of focus of constructing a "Built to Last" program primed for the highest success on and off the hardwood, Moon returned to Fresno State in 2007 after serving as an assistant coach at Morehead State during the 2006-07 season. In his first and only year with the Eagles, he helped orchestrate one of the nation's best win-loss turnarounds by winning nine games more than they did the previous season and served as the underclassman recruiting coordinator.
Moon was also the lead recruiter responsible for Kenneth Faried, who has had an impressive career thus far at Morehead State. Faried was voted as the 2007-08 Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year. He followed his breakout campaign with a stellar sophomore season as a first-team All-OVC selection, while finishing third in the country in rebounding with an average of 13 rebounds per game. Farried is also the 2009-10 OVC Preseason Player of the Year and the nation's highest returning rebounder.
Moon was Fresno State's video coordinator during the 2005-06 season, where he performed film exchange, video breakdown, scouting reports and game preparation.
Moon gained extensive invaluable experience as a graduate assistant for Billy Donavan at the University of Florida. Moon had the privilege in helping with the development of five NBA draft picks, including three lottery picks (Joakim Noah, Al Horford, Corey Brewer).
Among his duties were assisting with the film exchange and film breakdown, recruiting mailings, Donovan's coaches clinics and camps, team travel and individual instruction.
Moon is a 2002 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and was a member of the basketball team for one season. He was a two-year letterwinner at Texas Christian University before transferring to UNC Wilmington. He earned a master's degree in Higher Education Administration at Florida in 2005.
He and his wife, the former Annette Lorentzson of Daytona Beach, Fla., were married in May 2006 and reside in Fresno, Calif.
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UNC-Wilmington, B.A., Exercise Science (2002)
University of Florida, M.Ed., Higher Education (2005)