Lee Cummard
Women's Basketball Assistant Coach
Phone
(801) 422-2074
Office
MCA 208


Responsibilities at BYU (women's basketball)

  • Assistant Women's Basketball Coach, 2011-present
  • In first season, team went 18-11, 13-5 finishing tied for second in the WCC race
  • Three players garnered All-Conference Honors
  • Sara Hamson named 2019-20 WCC Defensive Player of the Year

Career Highlights

  • In two years as a graduate assistant, helped the Cougars to back-to-back 20-win seasons an a pair of trips to the NIT

Coaching Experience

  • BYU Women's Basketball Assistant Coach (2019-present)
  • BYU Men's Basketball Assistant Coach (2018-19)
  • BYU Men's Basketball Graduate Assistant (2016-2018)

Education

  • BYU (2009)

Playing Career

  • Mesa High School (2000-04)
  • 2004 Arizona Player of the Year and McDonald’s All-America nominee
  • Led Mesa HS to the 2004 5A state championship
  • Played for Dave Rose at BYU (2005-09)
  • Led BYU to three-straight MWC titles (2007, 2008, 2009)
  • All-MWC First Team in 2008 and 2009
  • 2008 MWC Player of the Year and AP All-America Honorable Mention
  • Played professionally from 2009-16 in France (2009-11), Japan (2011-12) and Belgium (2012-16)

Mission

  • Tennessee

Personal/Family

  • Lee and his wife Sarah have three sons

Lee Cummard was named an assistant coach on the women’s basketball team on July 11, 2019, by head women’s basketball coach Jeff Judkins. 

Prior to joining the women's basketball staff, Cummard served one year as an assistant coach on the men’s basketball team (2018-19) and two years as a graduate assistant (2016-18) after completing an All-American collegiate career with the Cougars and a successful professional career. In the two years as a graduate assistant, he helped BYU to back-to-back 20-win seasons and a pair of trips to the NIT.

Cummard was a member of the Cougar men’s team from 2005 to 2009, where he was a three-time All-Mountain West Conference player. After earning third-team honors as a sophomore in 2006-07, he was a first-team honoree in 2007-08 and 2008-09. Cummard was the Co-Player of the year and received Associated Press All-America honorable mention recognition in 2007-08. He also earned all-district honors from the NABC and USBWA in 2008 and 2009 and was named a fourth-team All-American by FOXSports.com in 2009.

As a senior, he averaged 16.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists while shooting .517 from the field, .387 from downtown and .842 from the free-throw line. Cummard finished his career ranked ninth all-time in scoring, first in career games and consecutive games played, sixth in steals and second in free throw percentage at BYU.

A four-year starter, he helped the Cougars achieve a 97-34 (.740) record and four straight postseason invitations, including NCAA Tournament bids the last three years. Under the tutelage of former BYU coach Dave Rose, Cummard and the Cougars earned recognition in the top-25 rankings during his last three seasons while becoming the first MWC team to achieve back-to-back-to-back regular season championships, including outright titles in 2007 and 2008 and a share of the title in 2009. He concluded his career ranked in the top-10 in eight career MWC statistical categories, including points scored (10th), field goals made (7th), field goal attempts (9th), rebounds (T6th), assists (9th), minutes played (10th), games started (6th) and games played (3rd).

The Mesa, Arizona, native prepped at Mesa High School where he was named the 2004 Arizona Player of the Year and a McDonald's All-America nominee. Cummard led Mesa to the 5A State Championship, averaging 20.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists, as a senior in 2003-04. He shot 56 percent from the floor and made 41 percent of his three-point attempts, while being named region player of the year in 2004.

Cummard graduated from BYU in 2018 with a master’s degree in public administration and received his bachelor’s degree in business management in 2009. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tennessee.  He and his wife Sarah have three sons.

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