A familiar face, a huge help to the Sun Gazette over many years, and longtime mainstay of the Potomac School athletic program is no longer at the McLean private school.
Rob Lee left the school at the end of June. He now works as a middle-school coach of various sports and a history teacher at the Landon School in Bethesda.
Lee worked at Potomac School for 33 years, for the longest time as the athletic director. He served two stints as the head football coach while at the same time being the athletic director. Lee was a head boys and girls tennis coach, was an assistant coach in other sports, like boys basketball, and wore many other hats in the department.
Lee did impromptu game announcing, worked the chain crew at football games, was extremely visible at all athletic events, and basically did whatever was needed.
“Rob Lee is the reason I’m here at Potomac School,” current head football and wrestling coach C.J. Remmo said. “He wouldn’t take no for an answer and eventually hired me.”
Lee was replaced as the head athletic director at Potomac School a couple of school years ago but remained at the school in other capacities, while still helping out and coaching in the athletic program.
“I have a son who attends Landon, I have a history teaching job here, which is something I’ve always wanted to teach, so it made sense to come here,” Lee said. “I will still pay attention to what happens at the Potomac School.”
Thanks so much, Rob. You did a great job at Potomac School and the Sun Gazette will miss you.
– by Dave Facinoli