Three people I think would make pretty good athletic directors at the University of Hawaii probably aren’t going to assume the job … because they’re on the selection advisory committee.
That would be Keith Amemiya, Norm Chow and Dave Shoji. Of course, Chow and Shoji might be too busy, since they probably want to continue as football and volleyball coach.
Look for Amemiya to take this post at some point in the future. After a couple of conversations Thursday night, I think acting athletic director Rockne Freitas will end up with the job for a couple of years; the only thing is that Freitas has repeatedly publicly said he prefers his UH vice president job.
The committee won’t meet until after UH football’s season opener at USC on Sept. 1.
Here are the other members of the committee chancellor Tom Apple pulled together.
Howard Karr, chair emeritus of the UH Board of Regents, will chair the committee. Chow will serve as committee vice chair.
Other committee members are:
Laura Beeman, Head Coach, Women’s Basketball, UH Mānoa
Bob Harrison, CEO and President, First Hawaiian Bank
Peter Ho, Chairman, President and CEO, Bank of Hawai‘i
Bonnyjean Manini, Chair, UH Mānoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee
Mike McCartney, President and CEO, Hawai‘i Tourism Authority
Diane Nakashima, APT representative, UH Mānoa
Peter Nicholson, Faculty Athletics Representative, UH Mānoa
Mark Polivka, Chairman, ‘Ahahui Koa Ānuenue
Teena Rasmussen, Regent Emeritus, UH Board of Regents