No big surprise here. Since Cal Lee was not retained by Norm Chow on the University of Hawaii football coaching staff, he will join his brother, Ron, on the staff at Kalani High School.
Cal graduated from Kalani in 1964, where he was an all-ILH linebacker (yes, Kalani and the rest of the town public schools were in the ILH then).
Cal will be defensive coordinator. Ron enters his third year as offensive coordinator. Greg Taguchi is the head coach.
“I’m excited about working with the kids,” Cal said.
In 2010, Ron Lee’s first year on staff, Kalani won its first game after 57 losses. Last season Kalani continued to improve, finishing 3-5. Ron started his coaching career as a Kalani JV assistant in 1967. One of his colleagues there was Mike Chow, brother of Norm.
Thirty years ago, Ron and Cal constructed Kaiser High football from the ground into a Prep Bowl team, then went on to build an unprecedented dynasty at Saint Louis School.
It will be fun to watch what they do now at Kalani.
Here’s a story about Cal Lee when he stepped down as Saint Louis coach 10 years ago.