HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Rainbow Warriors held their first of 15 spring practices on Tuesday morning. It was the first time the team has practiced together under new head coach, Nick Rolovich, who joined the Rainbow Warriors' coaching staff in November after four season as an offensive coordinator at Nevada.
Rolovich, who was a two-time letter winner (2000-2001) at the University of Hawaii, and served as a quarterback coach and assistant from 2008-2011 said it was a different feeling walking back onto the Cooke Practice Field as the team's head coach.
"It was pretty special to me to walk through that gate" said Rolovich. "Just so many good memories, so many good teammates, even memories of practice...I'm happy to be out here."
And the Rainbow Warriors are happy to have Rolovich back in Manoa as well.
"I just think the kind of energy coach Rolo and his staff brings with him, you know, kind of young guys, they're energetic. There's a lot of ex-players that played here so they kind of understand what it is to play here." said senior quarterback, Ikaika Woolsey.
"It's high energy and you got to go, you got to go quick. You got to get comfortable fast.... I like it. It's going to be good and we're going to continue to move fast and that's what we need to do." said sophomore wide receiver, Dylan Collie.
The will have just 14 more practices before their spring game, which will be held on April 29th.