HONOLULU -- St. Louis High School football coach Cal Lee
says he will resign at the end of the coming season.
Lee, 54, informed school officials of his decision Friday. He
said he felt that it was the right time to step down.
He said he will continue as the school's athletic director.
Lee has worked for the Catholic boys school for the past 30
years, including 20 years as head varsity football coach.
Lee is considered the most successful high school football coach in Hawaii history. His career record is 231 victories, 31 losses and four ties. His St. Louis teams have 15 Prep Bowl or state
championships and 17 Interscholastic League of Honolulu titles. The
Crusaders have been ranked as high as No.2 in the nation.
Lee has helped develop dozens of athletes who have gone on to play college and professional football. Included are current
NFL players Olin Kreutz of the Chicago Bears,
Chris Fuamatu-Maafala of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dominic Raiola
of the Detroit Lions.
However, in recent years, he also has been criticized for what
some consider to be an overemphasis on football at St. Louis. But
he said this has nothing to do with his decision to step down.