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UH coaches and players react to Jay resignation

Jay is leaving after nearly two years Jay is leaving after nearly two years
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Ben Jay's abrupt resignation has left university faculty with more questions than answers.

Recent firings have already left coaches and players are wondering who's behind the decisions at the school and Tuesday's events added even more speculation.

Before his media conference, Jay met with coaches for about five minutes and was very brief in his remarks.


He simply told them about his resignation and that Norm Chow is coming back next season.


Coaches spoken to off-camera told Hawaii News Now they feel there's a lot of mystery behind the school's operations and they'd like to know who is really making the decisions.


A couple players who did go on camera say the athletics climate at the university is very uneasy.

"I think it's a sign of a definite struggle," said Rainbow Warriors senior defensive back Dee Maggitt. "I know he came from Ohio State and that was definitely a lot easier to work under than it is Hawaii with all the things going around. I don't think it looks good on the program, but like I said, all it comes down to is that people within the program helping it to stay alive and helping it to produce."

Rainbow Warriors sophomore outside hitter Hendrik Mol says the constant turnover leads student-athletes to wonder what will happen to their programs.

"It's really telling that there's so much change going on right now," Mol said. "I don't know what it will mean for our program. I don't know what it means for us, the men's volleyball program, but it's kind of worrying for us because there's so much change going on."

Jay will remain in his current AD post until June 2015.

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