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Students want say in selection of new football coach

By Ferd Lewis

LAST UPDATED: 1:08 p.m. HST, Dec 12, 2011

The student government at University of Hawaii at Manoa is asking for a say in the selection of the Warrior's next football coach.

The students want two seats on the committee that will advise on the choice of the Warriors' next football coach.

Associated Students of the University of Hawaii President Anna Koethe said the imposition of the mandatory $50 per semester student athletic fee earlier this year makes the students "stakeholders" in the program and has asked the Board of Regents and UH President M. R. C. Greenwood to seat two student members on the committee. 

The UH athletic department received $818,000 from student fees for the spring semester. 

Koethe said ASUH requested the seats last week but has yet to learn if they will be added.

The six-member committee, composed primarily of boosters and community members, is scheduled to hold its first meeting this afternoon. 

"Unlike the head football coach search done in 2008, the members listed in this search advisory committee do not include any students or student athletes," Koethe said in a press release this morning.

ASUH is asking for one representative from the student athletic fee committee and student athlete advisory committee to be part of the committee.

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