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Hawaii hires Nick Rolovich as head coach

Rolovich will be introduced at a press conference, Monday, Nov. 30.

University of Hawaii Athletics Director David Matlin has announced the hiring of former UH quarterback Nick Rolovich to be the program’s new head coach. Rolovich is currently the offensive coordinator for the University of Nevada.

“I’m pleased to welcome back Nick Rolovich to the UH ‘ohana,” Matlin said. “Nick is a Warrior at heart and someone I know our fans will support. He understands what it means to be a Warrior having played and coached here and what affect a winning program has with this community. I have no doubt we picked the right man for this job. The future is bright for Hawai‘i football.”

“Being raised a Warrior, there is a great sense of excitement and responsibility about bringing back a winning tradition to Hawai‘i football,” Rolovich said. “I can’t wait to get started. I’m honored to be selected to run this program which has made me into the man I am today.”

Rolovich started at quarterback for the Rainbow Warriors for the 2000-01 season. After his playing days were over, he served as an assistant under Greg McMackin’s staff from 2008-11. As an assistant, Rolovich served as the primary play-caller for the offense. In 2012, Rolovich joined Brian Polian’s staff in Reno, NV and served as the Wolfpack’s offensive coordinator for four seasons.

Background on Rolo

Hometown: Novato, Calif.

Family: Wife - Analea, Daughter - Alana, Sons - Daniel, William and Patrick


Bachelor's, Hawai‘i, 2004

Master’s, New Mexico Highlands, 2007

Coaching Experience

2012-15: Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks, Nevada

2010-11: Offensive Coordinator, Hawai‘i

2008-09: Quarterbacks, Hawai‘i

2006-07: Quarterbacks, City College of San Francisco

2003-04: Student Assistant, Hawai‘i

2002: Assistant Coach, San Marin (Calif.) High School

Playing Experience

City College of San Francisco: Quarterback (1998-99)

Hawai‘i: Quarterback (2000-01)

Rhein Fire (NFL Europe): Quarterback (2002-03)

San Jose SaberCats (Arena): Quarterback (2004-05)

Arizona Rattlers (AFL): Quarterback (2006)

Chicago Rush (AFL): Quarterback (2006)

Las Vegas Gladiators (AFL): Quarterback (2007)


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