Lee Joseph, a former City Section sports administrator who worked for 47 years in the Los Angeles Unified School District as a teacher, coach, administrator and principal, died Wednesday. He was 83.
Born on Sept. 19, 1934, in Marshall, Texas, Joseph attended Polytechnic High School when it was located in downtown Los Angeles and graduated from Cal State Los Angeles.
He was an assistant in the City Section athletics office in the 1970s, ‘80s and early ‘90s under commissioners Jim Cheffers and Hal Harkness. He worked four Rose Bowls as a head linesman in the Pac-8 later to become the Pac-10 and Pac-12.