Norm Chow out as head coach of Hawaii

Hawaii relieves Norm Chow of head coaching duties and names offensive line coach Chris Naeole as interim head coach.

HONOLULU – University of Hawaii Athletics Director David Matlin announced yesterday that head football coach Norm Chow will no longer finish out the 2015 season campaign as head coach of the Rainbow Warriors. Chow was relieved of his duties, effective immediately, and is replaced by Chris Naeole who will serve as the interim head coach for the remainder of the 2015 season.

“I’d like to thank Coach Chow for his dedication to our football program for the past four years,” Matlin said. “Ultimately, we feel this decision is in the best interest of the University and Athletics Department and we need to move in a different direction. Coach Chow should be commended for helping our football program achieve all-time highs in APR scores and graduation rates.”

Chow has gone just 10-36 in his four seasons with the Rainbow Warriors. After a lopsided 51-point loss to Air Force this past Saturday, marking the largest conference home defeat in program history, Matlin decided it was time for a change. Chow’s squad appeared to be trending in the right direction after a season opening victory at home versus Pac 12 foe Colorado, but his team has won just one game since, which came against FCS school UC Davis. Hawaii has now dropped six straight games and remains winless in the Mountain West conference. He took over the program in 2012.

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