Ron Lee out as UH grid assistant
By Fred Guzman
Although insisting that his resignation had nothing to do with his demotion from offensive coordinator to assistant, everything Ron Lee said during interviews yesterday pointed to that, indeed, his decison had everything to do with his reduced status on Greg McMackin’s University of Hawaii football staff.
Lee’s resignation goes into effect June 15, but McMackin apparently knew about his desire to step down since February. According to Lee, he was asked to stay on through spring camp, and he did.
Lee lost his play-calling duties to Nick Rolovich after the first game of last season and was relieved of his coordinator title prior to spring drills.
Lee, who served as receivers coach for nine seasons under June Jones and two seasons as coordinator under McMackin, on one hand said it was time to relax and, on the other, said he intended to coach during the coming season.
Mouse Davis, credited with originating the run-and-shoot offense, said he will apply for the vacancy on the UH staff. Frankly, I would be surprised if the 78-year-old Davis is seriously considered for the job.
Ron Lee’s brother, Cal, remains on the UH staff. Cal Lee remains the most legendary prep football coach in state history, following a wildly successful run at St. Louis School. Cal Lee also was demoted from defensive coordinator to assistant following last season.