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BYU basketball: Cougars promote Lee Cummard to assistant coach

BYU basketball finishes its bench staff by hiring former player Lee Cummard.

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Lee Cummard #30 of the Brigham Young Cougars looks to pass over the defense of Dominique Kirk #22 of the Texas A&M Aggies during the West Region first round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament at the Honda Center on March 20, 2008 in Anaheim, California.
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BYU basketball has finalized its bench coaching staff by promoting Lee Cummard to assistant coach, the school announced Wednesday.

Cummard, a former player for head coach Dave Rose, has been a graduate assistant for the team since 2016.

He replaces Heath Schroyer, who was lead assistant for the 2017-18 season before taking the head coaching position at McNeese State this offseason.

“Lee is a winner,” Rose said in a news release from the school. “He’s been a winner everywhere he’s been, as a player and a coach. The leadership and drive he had as a player will help him be successful as he continues on in his coaching career. He has a great feel for the game and has the respect of all of our players. I’m excited to add a Cougar to our staff.”

As a player, Cummard averaged 16.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists as a senior in 2008-09. He was all-Mountain West first team in 2008 and 2009, and the Cougars totaled an overall record of 97-34 in his four seasons.

“I love this university and BYU basketball,” Cummard said in the release. “I’m grateful to coach Rose for the opportunity. I’m very excited to continue working with the coaching staff and the players. I can’t wait to get in the gym to get ready for next season.”

Cummard played overseas from 2009-16 before re-joining BYU’s program as a graduate assistant.

Lee joins Tim Lacomb and Quincy Lewis as assistants.