After developing King’s Academy’s football players since 2015 and assisting former coach Keith Allen in the Lions’ journey to the state final in 2018, no one should be surprised that Ronnie Lee has been promoted to head coach.
Harboring 25 years of coaching at the collegiate level, including the University of Miami, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota, Lee specialized at training defensive backs, running backs and special teams. He also was a defensive coordinator and coached the secondary for the Salt Lake Stallions in the short-lived Alliance of American Football League.
The school’s new athletic director Adam Winters, noted, “Coach Lee’s knowledge of the game, experience, expertise, and desire to see young men grow through football places TKA Football in a great spot now, and years to come.”
The coach’s transition has excited his professional colleagues, namely Dennis Erickson, who coached the Hurricanes to two national championships in 1989 and 1991. Erickson stated that the promotion was “well-deserved,” calling Lee “one of the best coaches in football at any level.”
While the staff and students at King’s Academy will miss Allen’s leadership now that he has moved to Texas, the impact that he left will not be forgotten, especially by Lee.
“I am excited to lead this young group of men during the 2021 football season and beyond,” he said. “I look forward to building on the current foundation and culture that has already been established here at King’s.”