In memoriam: UH Hilo athletics administrator Kelly Leong

Kelly Leong 1960–2019 collage

Longtime University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo employee Kelly Leong, who spent more than 25 years as the athletic department sports information director, passed away on April 6, 2019, at the age of 58.

Most recently, Leong was a project specialist with the division of student affairs, a position he held since 2016. Previously, he was the first full-time sports information director for the Vulcans, assuming the post in fall 1989.

“Kelly gave almost three decades of his life to Vulcan athletics and our program,” said UH Hilo Athletic Director Patrick Guillen. “I am truly grateful for his service and know he made an impact on students with his caring demeanor. In my brief time of working with him, he was always…

Original published: 2019-04-12 00:34:54 Read the full Hawaii News here

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