Archive for December, 2010

Soccer coach pay

December 16th, 2010
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The pay for UH’s new soccer coach, Michele Nagamine, was inadvertently not reported in today’s paper.

We don’t know the exact salary yet, but it will fall within the current UH-approved range of $50,000 to $85,000 per year, probably toward the high end, depending on incentives. Her predecessor, Pinsoom Tenzing, was paid near the top of that range.

Nagamine’s contract is for three years.

If UH athletic director Jim Donovan is consistent with other contracts he has done, Nagamine’s will be based heavily on incentives.

We will report more on this when we get a copy of the actual contract.

UPDATE: Nagamine will make $70,000 base salary. Incentive bonuses: $10,000 for making NCAA tournament and for winning the conference. $5,000 for each round advanced. $2,500 for conference coach of the year.

Check here for Honolulu Marathon updates

December 11th, 2010
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I’ll be blogging from the Kapiolani Park finish line starting from about a half hour before the 5 a.m. start, and will be in contact with Chance Gusukuma and Jason Kaneshiro who will be reporting from the trucks in front of the leaders.

Good news coming today from UH

December 10th, 2010
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The University of Hawaii is holding a news conference today. I’m told it’s to announce good news about the athletic department’s future conference affiliations.

Stay tuned.

Marathon’s “Final Few” is down to two

December 9th, 2010
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Gordon Dugan, who completed every Honolulu Marathon since its inception in 1973, will not be in Sunday’s race.

Dugan, one of three people who have completed every marathon, is at Queen’s Hospital with an infection in his right ankle, race spokesman Pat Bigold said.

Jerold Chun and Gary Dill are the other two. Both are registered for Sunday’s event and expect to run.

Predictions and updates: UH vs. UNLV

December 4th, 2010
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I’ll say UH 42, UNLV 10, and the Warriors finish the regular season 10-3 … three games better than my 7-6 prediction.