Archive for July, 2009

McInerny joins UH men’s staff as volunteer assistant

July 16th, 2009
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Tony McInerny has been added to Charlie Wade’s staff as a volunteer assistant. He’s coached a number of years at the high school level, including head coach for Kaimuki and University boys varsity and La Pietra girls varsity.  This is not the grad assistant’s job that Wade plans to fill.  

Had a nice chat with Charlie Wade

July 15th, 2009
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Had a 30-minute sitdown (Wednesday, July 15) with the new UH men’s volleyball coach for a story that is supposed to run in Sunday’s Star-Bulletin. (It may have to be a day or so) He’s still as passionate about the sport as I remember him being the first time we met. Several years before he became a Wahine assistant. To answer some of the previous questions:Yes, Jonas is on board to enroll in fall. Yes, there is a graduate assistant position open and he has several applicants, most notably Beckwith and Schkud. And, yes, he is very committed to keeping the local kids here. Saw a couple of potentials at this week’s camp at the Stan Sheriff Center.  

Brown in town

July 14th, 2009
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Aaron Brown, a heralded junior-college safety, reported on campus for summer school last week and joins a line of players to join the Hawaii program from Saddleback Community College.
Colt Brennan ranks among Saddleback’s most notable alums. Current UH receiver Mike Tinoco and offensive lineman Brett Leonard also signed with UH after attending the JC in Mission Viejo, Calif.
Brown has been getting acquainted with more of his Warrior teammates in conditioning drills.
“That’s the big thing, getting to know everybody, and getting a good team atmosphere,” he said.
Originally from Puyallup, Wash., Brown is especially looking forward to UH’s game against Washington State in Seattle on Sept. 12.
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Speaking of the Washington State game. Kickoff for the game at Qwest Field has been set for 4 p.m. pacific (1 p.m. Hawaii time). The only game still awaiting a kickoff time is the regular-season finale against Wisconsin, which will be shown on ESPN or ESPN2.

Wahine season tickets on sale july 27

July 10th, 2009
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Was told they’d go on sale July 27.

More from Odom

July 2nd, 2009
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It’ll be interesting to see how many times BYU is mentioned over the course of Centurions series.
Among the first 71, Craig Stutzmann, Alex Kaloi, Matt Harding, Darrick Branch, David Maeva, Nick Rolovich and Mark Odom were among those with roles in UH wins over the Cougars.
For Odom, the 1989 breakthrough was sweetened by the close losses he’d endured. The previous year, the Rainbows were a 2-point conversion away from victory only to fall 24-23.
“They were such hard losses,” Odom said. “That’s the thing about football it’s such a hard game to lose. Because it takes so much out of you.
“It’s a terrible feeling walking across the field and having someone tell you ‘good game.’ ”
He was on the other side of that conversation twice against the Cougars. While the 1989 game had bowl implications, he said the Rainbows drew motivation for the 59-28 win in 1990 by watching Ty Detmer accept the Heisman Trophy that afternoon.
“We were determined to not let him enjoy the Heisman Trophy,” Odom said.
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ESPN’s College Football Live 50 States Tour will feature Hawaii and Idaho on July 22. The poll questions on ESPN.com invite fans to vote on the best team, player and coach from either state.
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The second session of summer school at UH begins Monday as do season ticket sales. It’ll also mean there’s just one month to go before the first practice of fall camp.