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UH recruits coaches, businesspeople to search for new athletic director

By Star-Advertiser staff


Three current University of Hawaii coaches will be among a 14-member search advisory committee to assist in the selection of a new athletic director at Manoa, the school said on its website.

Former Board of regents chairman Howard Karr is the chairman and football coach Norm Chow is vice chairman.

The other members are:

>> Keith Amemiya, executive administrator and secretary, UH Board of Regents;

>> Laura Beeman, UH women's basketball head coach;

>> Bob Harrison, CEO and president, First Hawaiian Bank;

>> Peter Ho, Chairman, president and CEO, Bank of Hawaii;

>> Bonnyjean Manini, chair, UH Mānoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee;

>> Mike McCartney, president and CEO, Hawai'i Tourism Authority;

>> Diane Nakashima, APT representative UH-Manoa;

>> Peter Nicholson, faculty athletics representative, UH Manoa;

>> Mark Polivka, chairman, 'Ahahui Koa Ānuenue;

>> Teena Rasmussen, regent emeritus, UH Board of Regents;

>> Dave Shoji, Wahine volleyball coach Dave Shoji;

>> And a student representative to be named.  

 UH said the committee would decide whether a search firm is also used.

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boshio wrote:
With this group wonder if they would be able to come to any decision. Only a very few with any dignity on the list, while the majority will only be there to protect their jobs. Donovan should apply.
on August 24,2012 | 08:42AM
OldDiver wrote:
Do these types of committees have a record of success?
on August 24,2012 | 09:35AM
hon2255 wrote:
With these heavy hitters , we dont need a outside head hunting firm, ceo's of First Hawaiian and Bank of Hawaii surely can interview someone who they can see if this new person has what it takes, the smarts, the vision to become our new athletic directior.
on August 24,2012 | 10:36AM
jkjones wrote:
i see. so what are they going to do in the interview--kick tires?
on August 24,2012 | 12:55PM
entrkn wrote:
This looks like a sharp, well connected group so I'm hoping for the best...
on August 24,2012 | 10:45AM
GorillaSmith wrote:
Looks like they've rounded up the usual suspects. They will almost certainly select an unqualified local yokel and we'll be looking at more mediocrity.
on August 24,2012 | 10:51AM
joewilly wrote:
don't understand how a big dufus like Jim Donovan can go to work everyday, walk the halls of UH and not feel like everybody is starring at you and laughing at you behind your back. EVEN if you had nothing to do with it, you still technically did. I know you making more money but money is not everything, pride is, integrity is. You have none of both. I know you have your fans and people that love you no matter what but you and your lawyer can take your money and shove it. To me, you will always be a big dummy that held the UH up for more money unless they re-hired you, Is working at the UH that important to you? What about your dignity? Integrity? You are single-handlely dragging everyone through this mess. I know Greenwood and Apple are shameless criminals but you are not. You are a good man that has worked at UH way too long. on Augu
on August 24,2012 | 11:37AM
islandsun wrote:
He was never in demand elsewhere so UH was his only option. In the past, and now. The "I love UH" BS was just a con that works well on the UH faithfull.
on August 24,2012 | 02:42PM
uhsportsfan wrote:
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but UH's record of success when bringing in people outside of Hawaii hasn't been too good. I thought Jim Donovan was doing a pretty good job as AD after the Herman Frazier debacle (wasn't Frazier from outside of Hawaii?) and would like to have seen him reinstated. But if not, I hope UH finds someone who loves Hawaii and UH as much as we do.
on August 24,2012 | 12:24PM
islandsun wrote:
No more wanabees please.
on August 24,2012 | 01:19PM
zoomzoom65 wrote:
So, after this committee of some coaches hires the AD, whose the boss? UH, business as usual - no common sense.
on August 24,2012 | 01:57PM
honopic wrote:
Does anyone really doubt that Rockne Freitas will get the job? If not, why do we need 3 CEO's, 3 Regents, 3 current coaches and a handful of others, including a student "to be named later" as part of this "talent search?" Another waste of UH time and money. Meanwhile, the students, professors and taxpayers will pay the price, as usual.
on August 24,2012 | 02:13PM
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