By Jason Tang - bio | email
MANOA (KHNL) - They're two of the lowest attended athletic events at the University of Hawaii, but the new head coaches for Warrior volleyball and Rainbow Wahine basketball hope to change that.
Charlie Wade, the men's volleyball coach, and Dana Takahara-Dias, the women's basketball coach, and their staffs, will be on hand at Murphy's Bar and Grill for a Meet the Coaches event on Thursday.
It's just one way they're hoping to get their programs more involved in the community.
"It's Hawaii's team, we really appreciate the support we get in the community and State wide, so anytime anybody wants us to come out and be part of event, or talk to a group, I know personally I'd be willing to do it," said Wade.
"Part of the job is not only to win, but also to get fans in the seat, and I think Coach Wade is going to make a big push to get us out in the community, and meet some people and get fans in the seat," said Warrior Associated head coach Dan Fisher who just arrived in the Islands on Monday.
The event runs from 5:30 to 9pm, admission is free, with live music by Firehouse.
Takahara-Dias officially arrives in Manoa and begins her new job at UH on Wednesday.
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