Dwuana “Dafne” Lee
Recruiting Director: Winchester, VA; Hagerstown, Frederedrick, and Baltimore, MD
University of Maryland, BS Coppin State University Graduate School (Active)
Professional Summary: quite simply I am a person with the leadership, knowledge and organizational skills to get the job done with excellence. Planning to make an impact on student-athletes, the university and the local, national and international communities
High School Coaching Experience
Western High School
(2011-2014) MPSSA 4A Regionals
MPSSAA Regional Semi-finals (2011, 2013, 2014)
Coppin Academy High School (2008-2011)
**BCPSS Charter School League Champions (2008-2010)
2009 Undefeated Season 14-0
2010 Record 15-2
2011 Record 16-3
Overall Record 45-5!
Forest Park High School (2007-08)
First .500 winning season ever!!! Record (8-8)
South Side Academy High School (1999-2007)
BCPSS 1st Inaugural Undefeated Season 2001-02 Record 15-0!
** MPSSAA Championship-2005, MPSSAA Finalist-(2004, 2006), MPSSAA Semi-Finals- (2004-2006)
College Coaching Experience
Hagerstown Community College (Assistant Coach) 2014-2016
2014-15 Regional Finalists, 2014-15 Maryland JUCCO Tournament Finalist
2015-16 Regional Champions!, 2015-16 Maryland JUCCO Tournament Champions!
2015-16 NJCAA D2 Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament participants
Baltimore City Community College- (Assistant Coach) 1999-2000
Baltimore Community College of Catonsville- (Associate Head Coach) 1994-96 & (1998-1999)
Amateur Playing Experience
University of Maryland 1988-92
1988-89 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Final Four
Final Four, ACC Regular Season Champions and ACC Tournament Champions
1990- NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Sweet 16
1990- United States Sports Festival Olympic
Gold Medalist- Minneapolis, Minnesota
Grabbed School Scoring Record in ACC League Play (39pts) vs. WakeForest
1991- NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Sweet Sixteen
1992- Team Ranked #1 in AP Women’s Division I Collegiate Basketball,
NCAA Women’s Basketball Division I Elite “8”
Professional Playing Experience
1993- Switzerland-(Nike-Pully) Division 1 League
1994- Belgium-(Eos Deist) Division 1 League Champions
1995- Israel D1-ASA Jerusalem
1996- Greece D1League
1997- Israel- Elite Shur Holon: Rhonchetti Cup Division 1 Champions, Israeli Division 1 League
1998-99- China Elite Exhibition Team
Coppin State University: 2011-current
Graduate School of Education> concentration: (Special Education)
University of Maryland College Park: 1988-93 concentration: (Family and Consumer Science)
Walbrook High School: 1984-1988: concentration: (College Preparatory)
Dwuana “Dafne” Lee is a Baltimore native and basketball connoisseur. Raised in the Cherry Hill community, Lee’s love for basketball and her precise skill in the game was nurtured first by family, friends and community leaders from her Cherry Hill neighborhood. When her family relocated to the Walbrook Junction community, Lee continued her involvement in sports and became a star player at Walbrook Senior High School.
After graduating from Walbrook Senior High School, Lee enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park and became a star NCAA Division I Women’s basketball player. Her many accolades as a collegiate ball player includes the opportunity to be part of a 1988-89 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Final Four player; Final Four, ACC Regular Season Champions and ACC Tournament Champions player; 1990- NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Sweet 16 player; 1990- United States Sports Festival Olympic Gold Medalist- Minneapolis, Minnesota; 1991- NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Sweet Sixteen player; 1992- Team Ranked #1 in AP Women’s Division I Collegiate Basketball player; and NCAA Women’s Basketball Division I Elite “8” player.
Upon graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park, Lee became a highly sought after overseas, professional basketball player. Her professional basketball career began in 1993 on a Division I (Nike-Pully) League in Switzerland. In 1994, Lee was part of the Division I League Champions in Belgium, In 1995, she played Division I basketball in Israel. In 1996, Lee was part of a Division I League in Greece. In 1997, she played for the Israeli Division I League, and her team won the Elite Shur Holon: Rhonchetti Cup Division I championship. From 1998-99, Lee played on the China Elite Exhibition Team.
After retiring from playing pro basketball, Lee started coaching college and high school basketball. From 1994 –1996 and from 1998-1999, she served as the Associate Head Basketball Coach at Baltimore City Community College. From 1999 – 2000, Lee served as the Assistant Basketball Coach at Baltimore City Community College. From 2014 – 2016, she coached winning teams in the NJCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament, the 2015-16 JUCCO Tournament Championship (regional champions), and the 2014 – 2015 Maryland JUCCO Tournament championship (finalists). From 2014 – 2016, Lee served as the Assistant Coach at Hagerstown Community College. Currently, she assists with recruitment at Frederick Community College.
As a high school basketball coach, Lee has led several local high school teams to championships including Western High School (2011-2014 MPSSA 4A Regionals & MPSSAA Regional Semi-finals in 2011, 2013 & 2014); Coppin Academy High School (2008-2011); BCPSS Charter School League Champions (2008-2010); Forest Park High School (2007-08); and South Side Academy High School (1999-2007). Lee’s most important job has been raising her teen son, R.J. Blakney. She is grooming him to continue their family’s basketball legacy.