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Alan Kang, first UH Wahine volleyball coach, dies

Inaugural Hawaii team went 9-1, second nationally

By Cindy Luis

LAST UPDATED: 8:51 p.m. HST, Aug 11, 2014

Alan Kang, coach of the first University of Hawaii women's volleyball team, died Aug. 4 in Detroit. He was 70.

Kang had been suffering from health problems and had moved to Michigan several months ago to live with his son, Dr. Barry Kang, a 2006 'Iolani graduate. 

The Rainbow Wahine went 9-1 in 1974, finishing second to UCLA at the AIAW national tournament. Dave Shoji took over the program the following year and is entering his 40th season.

Kang also is survived by daughter Marci ('Iolani '06), a doctoral candidate in chemistry at Rice. His wife Ann, a former Wahine volleyball player, died in 2003.

Services are set for 1 p.m. Aug. 24 at 'Iolani's St. Alban's Chapel. 

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