Brookhaven High School girls basketball coach Reggie Lee has decided that this season will be his last. He officially will step down from coaching the program at the end of the summer after 30 seasons, has learned.

Under the 58-year-old Lee, the Bearcats have won nine City League championships and seven Division I district titles and were state champions in 1996.

"We're going to be in the Pickerington League (in July) and I'm going to coach through the summer," said Lee, who is hoping one of his assistants can take over after he officially retires. "My wife (Beverly) retired last year and we got married the year I started coaching. She's made a lot of sacrifices and she deserves more of me."

Lee picked up his 500th coaching victory during Brookhaven's opening 42-38 victory over visiting Africentric on Dec. 2 and earned his 511th with a 54-37 victory over Mifflin on Jan. 25. The Bearcats are 12-2 overall and second at 10-1 in the City-North Division.

On Jan. 15 before Brookhaven's game against Canton McKinley in the Classic in the Country at Berlin Hiland, Lee was honored with a ceremony by one of the event coordinators.