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Posted at 11:24 a.m., Friday, June 20, 2003

Cal Lee accepts UH defensive coaching job

By Stephen Tsai
Advertiser Staff Writer

Saint Louis School athletic director Cal Lee confirmed last night that he has accepted an offer to serve as an assistant football coach at the University of Hawai'i.

"It's time," Lee said.

UH coach June Jones will announce the appointment at a news conference today.

Lee, who led the Crusaders to 15 O'ahu Prep Bowl titles or state championships before retiring as head coach in December 2001, had been offered a job on the UH football staff three previous times.

Lee will fill the vacancy created by Kevin Lempa, who resigned as defensive coordinator in February to coach the defensive backs at Boston College.

Lee, according to the two sources, will not be UH's defensive coordinator. Instead, the Warriors are expected to use the system employed in spring practice when Jones and defensive assistants George Lumpkin, Vantz Singletary and Rich Miano coordinated the defense.

Although the defense is expected to be run by committee, one assistant most likely Lumpkin, the associate head coach will hold the title.

Lee's contract with Saint Louis is scheduled to expire June 30.

Although he will resign as the Crusaders' athletic director, Lee is expected to remain head coach of the Hawaiian Islanders of arenafootball2 and manager of the Crusader Lounge, a clubhouse administered by the Saint Louis Alumni Association.