One of the most highly respected club-level gymnastics coaches on the West Coast, Frank Lee is in his fifth season as an assistant coach for the Washington gymnastics team. Lee is a familiar figure to the University and Seattle area gymnastics communities.
In addition to assisting the Husky program, Lee is the owner and head coach of the Cascade Elite Gymnastics Club in Montlake Terrace. He has operated the highly successful club since he graduated from Washington in 1989. Lee earned his undergraduate degree in zoology.
Since 1990, Cascade Elite Gymnastics has sent at least one gymnast to the Level 10 Nationals. Five different athletes have been members of U.S. National Teams. The club has also produced numerous state and regional champions.
In 2000, he coached current Husky sophomore Gharde Geldenhuys at the Summer Olympic Games in Sydney. Geldenhuys represented her home nation of Namibia at the Games.
Lee has had a pupil on the Elite National Team every year since 1996. He has sent a competitor to the U.S. Championships each of the past two years and coached one gymnast at the World Team Trials and World Champions last summer.
While attending the University of Washington, he was a member of the Husky men's gymnastics club team. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Lee grew up in Seattle and attended Cascade High School. Lee and his wife, Uyen, reside in Poulsbo with their daughter Jasmine.