HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UHM) Athletics Director David Matlin has announced an eight-person advisory group in the school's search for its next football head coach. These individuals will work closely with Matlin, who will ultimately be accountable to make a recommendation to Chancellor Robert Bley-Vroman.
The group members are:
Carl Clapp – Associate Athletics Director, UHM Athletics Department
Dan Harris-McCoy – Assistant Professor, Classics, UHM Languages & Literature of Europe and Americas; Chair of the Faculty Senate Committee on Athletics, Member of Athletics Advisory Board
Lori Ideta –Vice Chancellor for Students, UHM
Eric Okasaki – Head Athletic Trainer, UHM Athletics Department
Amanda Paterson – Director of Compliance, UHM Athletics Department
Roxie Shabazz – Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Director of Admissions, UHM
Mike Trapasso – Head Baseball Coach, UHM Athletics Department
Hugh Yoshida – 'Ahahui Koa Anuenue Chair & Former Athletics Director, UHM Athletics Department
UHM Athletics Department Human Resources Specialist Paula Nishimoto will help guide the hiring process.
As of Monday morning, the Athletics Department received more than 50 applications. The group has already begun the process of reviewing applications that have been received.