Dave Shoji was just announced as national Division I coach of the year at the AVCA awards luncheon here in Tampa.
MC Dr. Cecile Reynaud of the AVCA Board of Directors asked Shoji to put in a bid to host the NCAA championships, to plenty of applause. Jim Donovan was in the audience, so maybe he took note.
Hawaii has hosted the NCAAs before, but might be hard to get the final four again, considering it can’t even get the first two rounds of a regional.
–By Dave Reardon