Hawaii men’s basketball associate head coach Walter Roese has left the program to pursue options outside of college basketball, multiple sources confirmed today.
Roese, formerly an assistant at Nebraska, was valued for his international recruiting ties, particularly in his native country of Brazil. He was hired by head coach Gib Arnold in April 2010 for Arnold’s inaugural season in Manoa. The Rainbow Warriors went 19-13.
Roese and Arnold could not be immediately reached for comment.
A source close to the situation said Roese may join his family’s business in Brazil. His salary at UH was believed to be $124,656.
UH must post the associate coach job position on its website for about two weeks before it can announce a replacement.
Official practices begin on Oct. 15.