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Dee Bell
Dee Bell
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 931-372-6294
Email: deebell@tntech.edu

Dee Bell has been named assistant coach with the Tennessee Techwomen's basketball team. Bell comes to Tech after serving the pastthree years as head women’s basketball coach at MartinMethodist College, and has also been head coach at MaryvilleCollege and Reinhardt College.

A native of San Antonio, Texas, Bell graduated from DawsonSprings (Ky.) High School in 1993 and is a 1997 graduate ofMaryville College. Bell was a four-year starter for the Scots,garnering numerous honors including 1,000 career points andfirst-team All-South Region as a senior. He ranked in the Top 10nationally in field goal percentage.

Bell, 34, has compiled an impressive list of success as a coach,beginning in 2001 at his alma mater. He led the Lady Scots to fivestraight conference titles and built a 107-37 record, leading thesquad to the NCAA Division III National Tournament five times. Hewas chosen the Great South Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in2003 and 2005.

After a brief stint at Reinhardt College, Bell joined the MartinMethodist staff in 2007. He led the team to a 16 wins in his firstseason at the helm and took the Redhawks to back-to-back winningseasons for the first time in school history including a schoolrecord 19-12 mark last winter.

Bell will assist in coaching Tech’s post players, and willalso coordinate Tech’s scheduling.

“Tennessee Tech has a long tradition of outstandingwomen’s basketball, and that was one of the things that wasmost appealing to me about this position, and I hope to be able tohelp in adding to that tradition,” Bell said. “I wasconvinced from coach Messer’s energy and enthusiasm that wecan get things going in the right direction and be competing for aconference championship very quickly.”

In addition to his collegiate head coaching positions, Bell hasworked at numerous college and high school basketball camps,including Hoops Stars at Eastern Kentucky, the Kyle Macy Camp andthe University of Tennessee Camp. His coaching experiences alsoinclude several years on the AAU level. Most recently he was headcoach of the Tennessee Tigers in 2008 and the Tennessee Flight in2009. In 2004, he was chosen head coach of the USA National Team,leading the team to a Gold Medal in Barbados.