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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, May 24, 2010

Ron Lee resigns as Warrior assistant football coach

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Ron Lee

University of Hawaii

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Ron Lee, assistant offensive coordinator for the University of Hawaii football team, has resigned, effective June 15.

Lee was the offensive coordinator, but in a reshuffling of staff, was moved to assistant offensive coordinator in charge of receivers.

He has coached at UH for 11 seasons and was the receivers coach from 1999 to 2007.

Lee said he actually made his decision in February, but was asked to remain on the staff through spring practice, which concluded April 30.

Lee said he has some "options,"and expects to still continue coaching in the future.

But he said that after nine years under June Jones and two years as Greg McMackin's offensive coordinator "it was time to move on. I'm going to miss it."

Lee said his decision was not based on his reassignment, from offensive coordinator to assistant coach two months ago, or ceding the play-calling duties to Nick Rolovich early last season.

"Nothing to do with that," he said, adding the adjustment was what "I went through last year, kind of."

Lee also has a lengthy resume as a Hawaii high school coach. He coached at Kalani and later led Kaiser High School to its only football title in 1979. He also was offensive coordinator at Saint Louis from 1992 to 1998, helping his younger brother Cal build a football dynasty with the Crusaders.