Rolovich earns contract extension as Hawaii’s head football coach

Rolovich earns contract extension as Hawaii’s head football coach
Hawaii head football coach Nick Rolovich, during a media event before the 2018 Hawaii Bowl.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Rainbow Warrior football head coach Nick Rolovich will remain in Manoa through the 2022 season.

University of Hawaii athletics director David Matlin announced a two-year extension for Rolovich following an 8-6 season.

Rolovich’s original contract was set to expire following the 2020 season.

If the 'Bows qualify for another bowl game under Rolovich in either the 2019 or ’20 seasons, another year will be tacked on to the extension, running through 2023.

“We’re very appreciative of what Nick and his staff has accomplished in his first three seasons,” Matlin said in a statement. “Nick has elevated our football program with two bowl appearances and this season with the most wins since 2010. He is a great representative of our university and his ‘Live Aloha, Play Warrior’ slogan has resonated throughout the community. We are thrilled to be able to extend his contract and look forward to the next few years of Rainbow Warrior football.”

In three seasons, Rolovich has compiled an 18-22 record with a pair of runner-up finishes in the West Division of the Mountain West.

This past season, Hawaii recorded the third-best season turnaround in the country in terms of wins and losses, earning a trip to the Hawaii Bowl for the second time under Rolovich.

“It’s truly an honor to coach at my alma mater, it’s a privilege that many coaches aren’t able to do,” Rolovich said. “I’m thankful to David Matlin and the University of Hawaii administration who gave me my first head coaching opportunity and now to extend my time here. I realize Rainbow Warrior football means a lot to the university community and the state of Hawaii and my staff, student-athletes, and I will continue to work hard to maintain a successful program.”

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