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Strom Thurmond coach Sawyer is retiring after 10 seasons as head coach

Strom Thurmond football coach Lee Sawyer is retiring.One of the area's most successful coaches, Sawyer went 107-24 in 10 seasons as the Rebels' head coach, leading...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-03-17/strom-thurmond-coach-
Melvin Lee Sawyer   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Melvin Lee Sawyer of Augusta died June 29, 2009. He was 42 years old. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 2, 2009 from 4:00 p...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/02/obi_529562.shtml
Obituaries
Melvin Lee Sawyer   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Melvin Lee Sawyer of Williams Drive in Augusta died on Monday, June 29, 2009. He was 53 years old. The family will receive friends on Thursday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/01/obi_529485.shtml
Obituaries
Carrying the load

Strom Thurmond's Lee Sawyer had won three state championships...the next South Carolina game," Lee Sawyer said. "He said 'No. I'm talking...state title game at Carolina.'" Lee Sawyer told his father he was going to give...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/24/hig_35454.shtml
High school
Bush a stalwart on one of the state's top units

JOHNSTON, S.C. --- Tra'ves Bush walked into Lee Sawyer's office one day last spring, and the Strom Thurmond...He'd be a good ambassador for any program." -- Lee Sawyer, Strom Thurmond football coach, on what he remembers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/26/hig_505422.shtml
High school
Rebels hang on against North Myrtle Beach

...regulation. With the win, Strom Thurmond advances to the quarterfinals for the eighth time in 10 seasons under head coach Lee Sawyer.STAR OF THE GAME: Jauveer Hammond. The Rebels senior quarterback combined for 260 total yards (139 rushing, 121...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2013-11-15/rebels-hang-against-n
Strom Thurmond inches past Midland Valley for region championship

...region championship came in a win over Midland Valley."We lost so many seniors to graduation last year," Rebels coach Lee Sawyer said. "To put themselves in this position, this is the one I'm most proud of, because no one expected them to be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2013-11-01/strom-thurmond-inches
Burke County to play for another region crown

...Thurmond its ninth region championship in 10 years.Over that span, the Rebels are 48-2 in region play, all under coach Lee Sawyer, who said he was especially proud of this one after the loss of last year's senior class.For quarterback Jauveer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2013-11-02/burke-county-play-ano
Area powers North Augusta and Strom Thurmond meet again on the football field

...Augusta and Strom Thurmond needed another game. It was tough enough to find a team, let alone one close, Rebels coach Lee Sawyer said. That's when Silver Bluff coach Al Lown agreed to move his team's game against Strom Thurmond to Week Zero...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2013-09-26/area-powers-north-aug
Strom Thurmond bringing back enough stars to think big

...Thurmond won at least 10 games in a season."We've been fortunate. We've had it rolling for a long time now," coach Lee Sawyer said. "I just think those expectations should be there ? from us as a staff, from us as a program, from the community...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2013-08-21/strom-thurmond-bringi