In search of the Rainbow Warriors next head football coach, University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) Athletics Director David Matlin has announced his eight-person advisory group. Throughout the hiring process, Matlin and the advisory committee will work closely together. Matlin will be accountable for the final recommendation to Chancellor Robert Bley-Vorman.
Currently, the Athletics Department has announced that they have received more than 50 applicants and have begun the process of reviewing each application.
The group members are:
Carl Clapp – Associate Athletics Director, UHM Athletics Department
Dan Harris-McCoy – Assistant Professor, Classics, UHM Languages & Literature of Europe and Americas; Chair of the Faculty Senate Committee on Athletics, Member of Athletics Advisory Board
Lori Ideta –Vice Chancellor for Students, UHM
Eric Okasaki – Head Athletic Trainer, UHM Athletics Department
Amanda Paterson – Director of Compliance, UHM Athletics Department
Roxie Shabazz – Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Director of Admissions, UHM
Mike Trapasso – Head Baseball Coach, UHM Athletics Department
Hugh Yoshida – ‘Ahahui Koa Anuenue Chair & Former Athletics Director, UHM Athletics Department
Paula Nishimoto - UHM Athletics Department Human Resources Specialist who will also help guide the hiring process.