Lee has been with the Rainbows / Warriors for 11 seasons. He spent nine years as receivers coach under head coach June Jones. He was the offensive coordinator the past two seasons under head coach Greg McMackin.
In a press release issued by the university Lee said, "I appreciated my time at the University of Hawaii. It was a lot of fun but its time to move on. What I'll miss the most are the players and the relationships and friendships I've built with them. I wish all the players and my fellow coaches the best of luck."
"Ron Lee is a legend in Hawaii," said UH head coach Greg McMackin. "Ron talked to me prior to spring ball about his wish to retire. I asked him to go through spring ball and told him I would support his decision.
"Ron and I have been friends for many years. He is a great person who has made an outstanding contribution to football, the University of Hawaii and in the entire state. We thank him for his years of dedication and wish him well. We will miss him."
Under Lee's tutelage, receivers coached by Lee own or co-own 19 school receiving records. The top five receivers statistically in school history have played under Lee (Davone Bess, Ryan Grice-Mullen, Jason Rivers, Chad Owens and Ashley Lelie).
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