Dobbins Softball Consulting & Development
Owner & Operator
Owner & OperatorLee Dobbins
Lee Dobbins is the owner and operator of Dobbins Softball Consulting and Development.
Outside of DSCD Dobbins has coached on the collegiate level for the last 20 years. Dobbins recently built the the program at Ottawa University Arizona in Surprise from ground up, after serving as head coach at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas since summer of 2016. Before his post at MNU he served as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator at the University at Buffalo in the 2014-2015 season.
In the 2013-2014 season he served as head coach of Division I Southern University.
After successful stints at Emory and Tennessee-Chattanooga, Dobbins became only the second coach in Southern University softball history when he took the position with the Jaguars.
During two seasons at Emory, Dobbins helped the Eagles amass a 76-10 overall record while working with the offense and outfield while assisting with the team's pitching staff helping them to a 1.43 ERA in 2012.
Prior to his stint at Emory, Dobbins served as an assistant coach at Division I University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2010-11, where he worked with the offense and primarily with the pitchers and catchers while also serving as recruiting coordinator. In 2011, he helped the Lady Mocs to an overall record of 44-14 that set a school single-season record with a winning percentage of .759 and claimed the school's 12th Southern Conference regular season championship and 11th SoCon Tournament title.
It was his third stint with the Mocs, starting as a volunteer assistant in 2004-2005 before returning for the 2006-2007 school year as the director of softball operations.
Dobbins played an instrumental role in aiding a pitching staff that achieved honors that featured the first place finisher in saves in the NCAA with eight in 2011, in addition to the SoCon Player of the Year award winner that led the Lady Mocs with an 18-6 won-lost mark in the circle. He also worked with the hitters in the most prolific offense in UTC history that led the nation in total offense in all of Division I that year.
During the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons, Dobbins was an assistant on the Austin Peay State University staff where he handled the recruiting coordinator duties along with working with the offense and hitters and coaching the pitchers and catchers. In his first year with the Lady Govs, the team’s ERA dropped from 5.75 to 3.59 while the mounds corps struck out an average of two more batters per game.
Dobbins head coaching experience began as the head at Lander University during the 2005-2006 season where the Bearcats went 27-28-1. He also served as head softball coach at Texas A&M International in Laredo, Texas in 2007-2008.
Before landing the head coaching spot at Lander, Dobbins gained experience as an assistant at Tusculum from 2002-04. He broke into the collegiate ranks as a student assistant at Chattanooga State Community College in 1996-1997 and also served at Tennessee from 1999-2001.
In addition to coaching, Dobbins also has served as the executive and tournament director of the Fun-In-The-Sun Classic. The Bradenton, Florida tournament drew college teams from all divisions throughout the country during the spring.
Dobbins has also worked on the international development and exposure of the game in Europe and South America. He worked with the Softball Federation of Argentina and their national programs as a technical and instructional consultant for their players and coaches. He has also worked closely with USA/ASA Softball on the development of the game internationally through various coaching development programs.
In 2012 Dobbins worked with ESPN on the production and statistical advisement/information staff for the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City. He also served as the head coach of the 2006 Athletes International College Goodwill Team in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Dobbins worked at the National Training Facility in Barcelona, Spain as a video consultant for the Spanish National Softball Team in 2002. Most recently he also was head coach of the USSAI Under-18 year old USA Team that competed in the Dominican Republic in the summer of 2016.
Dobbins also runs Rounding Third Softball a website and blog dedicated to the game and happenings of collegiate, professional, and international softball.
Dobbins obtained his bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Tennessee in 2002.