Addie Lees is in her second season (2019-20) as the head coach of the Lady Rangers. Lees and the Lady Rangers finished the 2018-19 season with a 22-9 record and 13-5 in conference play.
The Lady Rangers were Semifinalists in the Region 14 Conference Tournament. The team was led by point guard, Emely Rosario, who received Honorable Mention All-American and All-Conference honors.
Patience Idoko and Sarah Mgbeike also received All-Conference recognition.
The 2018-2019 team was also selected as an NJCAA Academic All-American Team.
Rosario and Idoko received individual All-American Academic honors. All eight of the sophomores graduated and went on to play at four-year universities.
For the 2019-2020 season, Lees looks to continue building a strong foundation on the court and in the classroom.
This season Lees returns two starters, Ireneshia Johnson and Alba Garcia Camarena. Both Johnson and Garcia had a tremendous spring and look to take on leadership roles this season.
For the 2020 class, Lees signed transfer 5’5 point guard Annilia Dawn of Amarillo, TX, and transfer 6’6 forward Arielle Wilson of Fayetteville, NC. These two sophomores bring valuable playing experience to the team.
Lees also added 7 freshmen to the roster. Mckenze Brown (Longview, TX), Sarah Matthews (Atlanta, GA), Jada Hood (Roseville, MN), Tara Kessner (Houston, TX), Kai Finister (Austin, TX), Vianey Galvan (League City, TX) and Tryndee Greenwell (Burnet, TX).
About Addie Lees:
Lees most recently worked at Texas State University as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Bobcats. She was an integral part of recruiting high school and junior college student-athletes. She was in charge of guard development and assisted with scouting. In the 2016-17 season Lees helped the team to a post season appearance and worked with Taeler Deer who earned Third Team All-Sun Belt Conference honors.
During the 2015-16 season the Bobcats set a record for made 3-point field goals with 232. Under the guidance of Lees, Taeler Deer was named both College Sports Madness National Mid-Major Player of the Week and Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week.
Before Texas State, she was the head coach at Clarendon College from 2014-15 where her team earned several key victories including wins against South Plains College and No.4-ranked and defending conference champion New Mexico Junior College for the first time in program history.
Lees coached two all-conference players while at Clarendon and her team also earned NJCAA Academic Honorable Mention honors in 2015.
Prior to her stint at Clarendon, Lees was an associate head coach under Earl Diddle at Howard College from 2012-14. Her coaching career began at Eastern New Mexico University in 2009 where she was a graduate assistant coach until 2011.
As a point guard, Lees had an outstanding career in both high school and college. Starting with a pair of state championships and a state runner-up at Plainview High School to back-to-back regional appearances at Midland College in 2005 and 2006.
Lees concluded her playing days at the University of Arkansas at Monticello where she led the team to a conference tournament championship appearance as well as an appearance in the regional semifinal in 2009.
She scored a career best 20 points against Northwestern State University as a Cotton Blossom.Lees, originally from Plainview (Texas), graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 2009 from the University of Arkansas at Monticello and a master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico in 2011.
Ja'Lee Carver begins her first season as assistant coach of the Lady Rangers. She graduated in 2019 from The University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and is currently working on her master's degree.
Carver was a two-time All-District basketball player at Amarillo High School, earning first team and All-District honors as a senior, leading her team to pair of area titles. She was also named all-district as a junior in high school.
After high school, she spent two seasons at Clarendon College where, as a freshman, was named to the All-Academic Team and All-Conference. She earned Honorable Mention her sophomore season. For her junior season, she played at Hardin-Simmons where she played in 20 games with 15 starts, averaging 7.2 points per game for the Cowgirls.
At UTD, she played in 15 games with eight starts as a transfer senior for the Comets. Her senior season she averaged 5.3 points and 3.1 rebounds per game in 19.9 minutes per contest.