The Warrior Beat

Lee won't be retained

December 30th, 2011

Assistant head coach Cal Lee has been told he will not be retained on the UH coaching staff after his contract expires on March 31.

Lee has been at UH for nine seasons, coaching linebackers and defensive ends. He was the Warriors' defensive coordinator in 2008 and 2009, Greg McMackin's first two seasons as UH head coach. Lee's success at Saint Louis School is well-documented.

That leaves three coaches from the 2011 staff — offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich, defensive line coach Tony Tuioti and director player personnel George Lumpkin. Head coach Norm Chow will interview those three next week.

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Lewis Powell and Philip Rauscher begin their UH coaching careers on Monday.

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The Warriors have decided to honor quarterback Ikaika Woolsey's scholarship offer.

In clearing the way for the new head coach, UH decided it only would honor prospects with signed commitments, such as grayshirts who inked scholarship agreements. Woolsey had made an oral commitment to join the Warriors in January, but did not sign a scholarship agreement (a pact that binds the school, but not the player, to a scholarship). After Norm Chow was named UH coach, it was decided to honor the agreement with Woolsey.

During the 2011 fall semester, Woolsey was enrolled at City College of San Francisco, but did not play for the Rams. Woolsey knew if he played for CCSF he would lose a year of NCAA eligibility. By joining UH in January, Woolsey will have five years to play four seasons and participate in five offseason programs.

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David Graves will enter Chow's first offseason program as the No. 1 quarterback, although the position will be contested during spring training.

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It is not known if quarterback Stump Godfrey, who redshirted in the fall after transferring from New Mexico, has decided to return.

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