Nick Rolovich has been selected to be the new University of Hawaii football coach, the school confirmed today.
Rolovich was a record-setting quarterback for UH in 2000-01 and served as offensive coordinator under Greg McMackin.
Rolovich, 36, will be formally introduced Monday at a campus press conference.
“I’m pleased to welcome back Nick Rolovich to the UH ohana,” athletic director David Matlin said. “Nick is a Warrior at heart and someone I know our fans will support. He understands what it means to be a Warrior having played and coached here and what affect a winning program has with this community. I have no doubt we picked the right man for this job. The future is bright for Hawaii football.”
Rolovich said, “Being raised a Warrior, there is a great sense of excitement and responsibility about bringing back a winning tradition to Hawaii football,” Rolovich said. “I can’t wait to get started. I’m honored to be selected to run this program which has made me into the man I am today.”
Rolovich played (2000-01) and coached (2003-04 and 2008-11) at UH, where he still holds several passing records, including most touchdowns in a quarter and a game. He has been the offensive coordinator at Nevada for four seasons.
The other finalists interviewed for the position were Rich Ellerson, June Jones, Rich Miano and Brian Norwood, all of whom have UH backgrounds.