College of Charleston's Matt Heath: 'It's time I became a head coach' - Charleston Post Courier

It was a phone call that Matt Heath didn’t want to make, but knew he had to make. Heath had to call his best friend — former College of Charleston baseball coach Monte Lee — and tell him he wouldn’t be going to Clemson as his pitching coach. Heath was going to stay at the College of Charleston and continue to build on the foundation that Lee established. Heath, a pitching coach for the Cougars since 2011, was officially introduced as the College of Charleston’s head baseball coach Tuesday afternoon with Lee sitting just a few feet away. Heath, 36, and Lee had been together for the past five seasons and built the Charleston baseball program into a regional power, going to the NCAA tournament four times, including the last two seasons. When Clemson hired Lee to replace Hall of Fame coach Jack Leggett last week, Heath had every intention of joining his old friend as the Tigers’ pitching coach. Heath was offered the Cougars’ head coach position over the weekend, but still wanted to talk with Lee about his future. “When I got off the phone with Monte, I talked to my wife (Elizabeth) and told her it’s time I became a head coach and I called Monte back. Source: