UH offensive coordinator leaving for Boise State
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UH offensive coordinator leaving for Boise State

  • COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ATHLETICS

    Zak Hill

University of Hawaii football offensive coordinator Zak Hill is leaving UH to take a similar job at Boise State.

First-year Rainbow Warriors head coach Nick Rolovich announced the hiring of Hill just last month.

“Zak made the decision in the best interest of him and his family and we wish him well,” Rolovich said today. “Our focus is now on finding a replacement and moving forward. We recruit coaches and players the same way. We want people who want to be here and who fit into the Live Aloha, Play

At Eastern Washington, Hill was one of the most successful offensive coaches of the past decade in the Football Championship Series division, a notch below the top level of Football Bowl Series, which UH and Boise State compete in.

During his nine total years at EWU – including two years as a student assistant in 2004-05 – the Eagles ranked in the Top 10 nationally (FCS) in passing eight times; six times in total offense; and four times in scoring offense. In 2015, EWU led the nation in passing (353.3 avg.) behind quarterback Jordan West, who ranked second nationally with 300.2 passing yards per game and 30 touchdowns.

Also during Hill’s time at EWU, the Eagles won the Big Sky Conference (outright or share) six times and the 2010 FCS National Championship.

His most recent quarterback protege was Vernon Adams, a two-time finalist for the Walter Payton Award as the nation’s top FCS player, who transferred to Oregon and started their last season.

Going back to when Rolovich was UH’s offensive coordinator in 2011, whoever replaces Hill will be the eighth person to hold the job title or perform the duties in six seasons. Hawaii has not had a winning season since 2010.

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