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UH Athletics Facilities Under Fire

Carl Clapp Carl Clapp
Rich Miano Rich Miano
Adam Leonard Adam Leonard

By Mari-Ela David

MANOA (KHNL) -- With the recruiting season just around the corner, timing is critical   

The University of Hawaii is racing to find someone to continue June Jones' legacy.

"We are in the process of putting a search committee together," said Carl Clapp, UH Interim Athletics Director. "I would like to have some other individuals to have some input on exactly what the criteria would be that we will be using in the selection so we could be three or four days away from actually having that for you."

Among the candidates for a head football coach is Warrior defensive coordinator, Greg McMackin.

"I just have no comment right now. It's just not the right time, but I appreciate everybody. Thank you very much," said Greg McMackin.

Also at stake for the Warriors future is their facilities, which have been under fire.

"We have Hawaii to sell. We think we have a great coaching staff to sell, but we need to sell the facilities as well and it's a microcosm of all the problems here in the state of Hawaii," said Rich Miano. "But at the same time, it's given great respect and appreciation to the state of Hawaii by having an outstanding athletic program and we must continue that."

"Personally, I'm kind of disappointed with how the university handled things, and also with this state," said Adam Leonard, Warrior Linebacker. "Just how the lack of investing going on into our football program, into this athletic program in general."

On Thursday, UH Manoa chancellor, Virginia Henshaw will tour the university's athletic facilities to see what improvements are needed.

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