Lee Hull | Delaware State University

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Team: Delaware State University
Organization: NCAA Football
Position: Head Coach
Hometown: Vineland, New Jersey


Hull was introduced as the 24th head coach in team history on Dec. 20, 2022. . A former Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) champion head coach, Hull brought more than 25 years of coaching experience at the professional and NCAA Division I levels to the position.

Hull most recently served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at rival Howard University since 2020. This past season, Howard was co-champion of the MEAC for the first time since 1993, posting a 4-1 league record during the 2022 season to share the title with North Carolina Central. Nine Bison offensive players earned All-MEAC honors last season, including quarterback Quinton Williams, a second team selection after leading the conference in completion percentage (64.8%) and ranking second in the league in passing average at 190.6 yards per game.

Hull's MEAC experience also includes a two-year stint as head coach at Morgan State during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. In 2014, he led the Bears to a share of the conference championship with a 6-2 league record and a berth in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs for the first time in team history. The MEAC title was Morgan State's first since 1979. Hull was selected as the MEAC Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award as the top FCS coach during the 2014 season.

Following his two years at Morgan State, Hull joined the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League as wide receivers coach before the 2016 season. That year, Colts' receiver T.Y. Hilton led the NFL with 1,448 receiving yards and was selected to the Pro Bowl team and named All-Pro by Pro Football Focus.

Hull was educated on professional football coaching during two years at the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship. He was also a part of the NFL and NCAA Coaches Academy and Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Minority Future Head Coaches Forum.

Hull was a three-year starting receiver at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. from 1984 to 1987. He was a 1986 Preseason All-America for the Crusaders, the New York Times number one ranked team in NCAA Division I-AA and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) that season. In 1987, Holy Cross was ranked number one by the NCAA and ECAC and captured its second straight Lambert Cup and Colonial Conference championships.

Following his college playing career, Hull was invited by the New England Patriots to attend their 1988 rookie mini-camp and preseason camp.

From June 1990 to August 1992, he competed as a wide receiver and kick returner for the Winnipeg Bombers of the professional Canadian Football League and was a member of the team's 1990 Grey Cup CFL championship squad.
Hull joined the CFL's Toronto Argonauts later in the 1992 season.

He began his college coaching career at his alma mater, College of the Holy Cross, as a volunteer assistant in 1996 and was later promoted to linebackers coach, receivers coach, and passing game coordinator during his seven years on the staff.

From 2005 to 2008, Hull was wide receivers coach at Oregon State University. During his tenure, Mike Hass was the recipient of the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's best receiver in 2005. That season, Hass was a First Team Associated Press, First Team Walter Camp, and Sports Illustrated Midseason All-America First Team selection. He was number one in the nation in receiving yardage, setting Oregon State and PAC 10 single-season records with 1,532 yards. Hass was also tops in the PAC 10 and second in the nation with 90 receptions, establishing a new single-season record for the Beavers. He was a sixth-round draft pick of the NFL's New Orleans Saints following his Oregon State career. Receiver / kick returner and Academic All-America Sammie Stroughter was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft after competing at Oregon State under Hull.

Hull was a member of the University of Maryland staff as wide receivers coach from 2008 to 2014. Among the players he helped develop with the Terrapins is current NFL star receiver Stefon Diggs of the Buffalo Bills. Diggs, a Freshman All-America, All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection, and Most Valuable Player at Maryland, was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. The University of Maryland also produced seven other NFL receivers during Hull's tenure with the program, including All-America and All-ACC selection Torrey Smith, a Super Bowl champion with the Philadelphia Eagles and former Baltimore Ravens star. Darius Heyward-Bey was the first wide receiver selected in the 2009 NFL Draft, taken seventh overall by the Oakland Raiders after a standout career with the Terps. Maryland product Kevin Dorsey was a seventh-round pick by the Green Bay Packers and  Tony Logan was a free agent signee with the New England Patriots. LaQuan Williams (Baltimore Ravens), Adrian Cannon (San Diego Chargers) and Isaiah Williams  (Baltimore Ravens) also launched NFL careers after being coached by Hull with the Terrapins. Maryland also appeared in three post-season bowl games during Hull's tenure with the team, competing in the Military Bowl in both 2013 and 2010 as well as the Humanitarian Bowl in 2008. 

From 2019 to 2020, Hull was offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y.

A native of Vineland, N.J., Hull earned a bachelor's degree in Economics from Holy Cross in 1988 and a master's in Secondary Education from Worcester State College (Mass.) in 1995.
Lee and his wife Stacey are the parents of son Jordan, a four-year football letter winner as a wide receiver at Lafayette College (Pa.), and daughter Laila, who has committed to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill on a full basketball scholarship.

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