Back channel chatter says Norm Chow or Brad Anae could be the next head football coach at UNLV.
One thing is clear after the University of Hawaii basketball team’s 2-1 start: forward Bill Amis is a big loss. Amis isn’t great at any one thing, but he is a consistent scorer and rebounder and a steadying influence on the floor.
Hopefully he will recover fully from his foot injury in time to help the Rainbows in the WAC conference season.
Reader Tom Haynes submitted this letter about Keith Amemiya, the HHSAA executive director who is stepping down next spring.
A very nice — and talented and more — individual.
At first, it came as a surprise — but in quick reflection, not so much. Keith’s taken the HHSAA and high school sports in general about as far as humanly possible in one lifetime — given the landscape in these here parts.
Going out on the big wave of SOS success is perfect timing, too. About the only thing he was really allowed to do, given the way the HHSAA is set up, was to use his clout and connections to deal with crisis anyway.
Of course, the biggest “left undone” thing was to wrest control of classification — away from the OIA’s asinine “formula”n for individual teams, in particular — and change it to a true school classification (and not let the big OIA tail wag that medium-sized dog whenever it wanted). Enough of that.
Someday I’d like to see the bumpersticker: AMEMIYA & MURPHY — those are the only two guys who seem to get things done around here. I’ve told both Keith and Don, at different times, that “You could, and should, run for governor!”