Lee Piepho became the head coach of the Lady Highlanders in 1995, and has built one of the top girl's basketball programs in the state of Michigan.
...L. Lee Piepho
just completed his
11th year as the Head Coach of the Howell Lady Highlanders Girl's
Basketball Team in Howell, Michigan.In the 1996 season, the Lady Highlanders
went all the way to the State Championship game and finished with a 26-1 record.Their only loss coming in the Championship Game to Birmingham Marian.His
overall record as the head coach for the Howell Lady Highlanders
Prior to coaching the young women, Piepho
coached the Howell Freshman boys for 16 years, posting an impressive 199-65 record.That brings his
total record to 362 wins and 152 losses for his
26 years of coaching.In 1996 and 1997, Lee
was named Michigan Class "A" "Coach of the Year". Piepho
also coaches AAU basketball.Lee
coached the Oakland County Lady Knights 12u and 13u teams in 1996 and 1997.In 1996 they qualified for the AAU Nationals
in Cincinnati where they placed an impressive 17th in the Nation.
Ten years ago he
helped form the The Livingston Sting AAU program and coached the same team from 14u to 18u, each year winning the AAU State Championship and qualifying for the AAU Nationals
.In 2000 his
team finished 7th in the Nation and the 18u finished in the top 16 nationally.Since 2001, when his
AAU team finished second in the Gold Division of the Adidas
"Deep South Classic" Invitational Tournament, Piepho's
teams have received and accepted invitations to return to this elite tournament.
Girls who have played for Piepho
, both high school and AAU
have gone on to play college basketball at an impressive rate.During his
11 years as Howell High School Girl's
Varsity coach, 65 girls have played for him and 23 have gone on to play college basketball.As for his
AAU teams, he
has directly been involved in helping 32 girls receive scholarships, (11) D-1, (7) D-II, and (17) at the NAIA, D-III, and Jr. College levels.Lee
is also a high school and college basketball official.