Lester Stewart Appointed as Director & Head Coach of DME Academy National Post-Grad Team
DME Academy announced the hiring of Lester Stewart as the director and head coach of the national post-grad basketball team. Lester comes to DME Academy from Casper College, where his role as assistant basketball coach was focused on implementing training programs, developing scouting reports and recruiting top-level talent.
During his time at the junior college and NCAA Division-I levels, Lester proved his coaching and recruiting abilities, as well as his aptitude to push talent to the next level. His career highlights include:
- In two seasons with the College of Southern Idaho, Lester advanced 14 players to the NCAA Division-I level.
- Recruited and coached nine All-Region players, four All-Americans, and two Players of the Year at the junior college level.
- Forged strong recruiting relationships ranging from the Pacific Northwest through the Midwest, as well as California, Arizona, Florida and more.
- Developed expertise in recruiting software including Synergy, HUDL, Crossover, FastDraw, FastScout, and more.
- Led Sho-Ban High School to a 24-0 record from 2011 through 2013, earning Idaho District 5 Coach of the Year honors.
“We couldn’t be more excited to add Lester to our team,” said Laura Stegall, athletic director at DME Academy. “His experience at the high school, junior college, and NCAA levels will be instrumental to the progress of our program. He has a keen eye for discovering hidden talent and a unique ability to push players to the next level.”
“My career path has led me to DME Academy where the values and vision are shared, and it’s a blessing,” said Lester. “I will serve each player that has walked and will walk through the doors of DME Academy, and I will help them build on their strengths, accomplish their dreams and reach their ultimate potential. I’m excited to be a part of the DME family, let’s get to work!”
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