Cal Lee recovering well after surgery

Saint Louis head coach Cal Lee is doing well after surgery, according to his brother, Crusaders assistant Ron Lee. Dennis Oda / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Saint Louis head coach Cal Lee is doing well after surgery, according to his brother, Crusaders assistant Ron Lee. Dennis Oda / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

A lot of people were wondering why head coach Cal Lee missed No. 1 Saint Louis’ 21-7 victory over Kamehameha on Saturday.

According to his brother, assistant coach Ron Lee, Cal Lee had a kidney stones problem.

Ron Lee added that Cal had surgery on Monday and was in the recovery room in the afternoon.

“I spoke with his son and from what he tells me Cal is doing well,” Ron Lee told Hawaii Prep World via cellphone Monday afternoon.

As brothers sometimes do, Ron put the pressure on Cal, kiddingly.

“I hope we see him at practice tomorrow (Tuesday). We need him,” Ron Lee said.

The Crusaders (6-1, 5-1) play ‘Iolani in an ILH second-round (single-elimination tournament) matchup on Friday.

Defensive backs coach Wes Tufaga was the Crusaders’ acting head coach in Lee’s absence for the win over Kamehameha.

Cal Lee is the winningest coach in Hawaii high school football history.


  1. hossana October 10, 2016 4:58 pm

    Geezus, i had kidney stones back in the early 90’s and you talk about pain…….when it comes, its the worse feeling you can ever experience… never know where or when it will hit you and geezus, I remember sitting in one of the theaters at Ward Plaza when my kidney stones acted up and my friend had to have the theatre officials call for emergency…talk about pain….i wish this on no one….hope Cal recovers ……….wishing him the best.

  2. 88 October 10, 2016 6:43 pm

    Get well soon Coach.

  3. Smh. October 10, 2016 9:17 pm

    Way to represent your community and yourself @808 RRRL. Smh.

  4. Smh. October 10, 2016 9:18 pm


  5. Jeremy October 10, 2016 11:30 pm

    Real Classy…808RRFL

    It’s hilarious because I didn’t see that kind of talk when Bishop Gorman man handled you guys. That’s what happens when you folks play a team the SAME SIZE with much better talent and an offense thats not a one trick pony! You sure talk a big game when you outsize all the teams in Hawaii…so show some class when someone is in recovery!! One more thing, put down the weights and pick up a book and read. Your grammar skills need some work!

  6. Mahatma Gandhi October 11, 2016 2:47 am

    Does this mean they are grooming Wes Tufaga to eventually take over for Cal Lee? Why not Vince dos Passos?

  7. Ldub Twent Owl Three Sixteen October 11, 2016 4:39 am

    Even if you HATE St. Louis, no decent human being would EVER wish kidney stones on another. I hope Coach Cal recovers and never experiences the agonizing pain that kidney stones can cause.

  8. mokihana October 11, 2016 6:03 am

    Because Wes is better looking

  9. ilh October 11, 2016 6:49 am

    808 RR4L, be careful of how you talk, because you might be the one to get a Heart Attack, no class the way you talk, I know all Kahuku people don’t talk like that, but you must be the bad one. 9ygc

  10. hossana October 11, 2016 7:16 am

    As strong as a supporter I am of Kahuku, comments by 808 RR4L probably is written by a VILLAGE IDIOT and I’m sure most of the fans in Kahuku wishes Cal Lee a speedy recovery ‘n don’t share your negative views.

  11. phILHarmonic October 11, 2016 7:34 am

    Maybe we can see if 808RRFL shares the same IP address as some other usernames? Nick??

  12. ??? October 11, 2016 11:27 am

    @Mahatma Gandhi
    They need to groom someone that can keep boosters giving to the school & team. Thats the key to STL future……..

  13. Manley October 11, 2016 2:07 pm

    Yes recover well Cal. Drink plenty water and cranberry juice. No, drink real plenty water like refilling your flask and drink,drink,drink.

  14. anywaaaays!! October 11, 2016 2:12 pm

    As a die hard supporter and alum of Kahuku I only post in Kahuku articles but my cousin and Laie neighbor Wes Tufaga was mentioned as the backup HC in this article.

    St. Louis is in good hands if Wes is the future. Sadlly for me and the RR nation that would mean a bigger pipeline from Kahuku to the ILH.

    btw* 808RR4L is not from Kahuku he has no insights or posts anything relevant to that side of the island or the RR football program…..just a troll and troublemaker.

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