Rolo set to move up seniority chart

Nick Rolovich has been extended through 2022, positioning him to become one of the school's longest-tenured football coaches. / Photo by Jamm Aquino, Star-Advertiser

The Nick Rolovich era of Hawaii football has been extended into the 2020s.

UH made official a two-year extension for the head coach through the 2022 season, with the possibility of another year for the former Rainbow Warrior quarterback should UH qualify for a bowl game in 2019 or 2020.

“Rolo” has three years in the books with an 18-22 record, including an 8-6 mark and a Hawaii Bowl berth in the recently completed season of 2018.

Should he continue coaching at UH through at least 2022 — and reach seven years on the job — Rolovich, the 23rd coach in program history, will be top six in tenure in Manoa.

No one may ever touch Otto “Proc” Klum, whose 19 years in the 1920s and 1930s are nearly double the No. 2 occupier of the job, Dick Tomey.

Here’s the complete list of UH football coaches, by longest tenure, with years and career record in parentheses.

Otto “Proc” Klum, (1921-1939, 84-51-7)

Dick Tomey, (1977-1986, 63-46-3)

June Jones, (1999-2007, 76-41)
Bob Wagner, (1987-1995, 58-49-3)
Hank Vasconcellos, (1952-1960, 43-46-3)

Dave Holmes, (1968-1973, 46-17-1)
Tom Kaulukukui, (1941*, 1946-1950, 42-19-3)

Greg McMackin, (2008-2011, 29-25)
Norm Chow, (2012-2015, 10-36)

Nick Rolovich, (2016-2018, 18-22)
Jim Asato, (1962-1964, 15-12)
Larry Price, (1974-1976, 15-18)
David Crawford, (1917-1919, 11-1-2)
Austin Jones, (1909-1911, 8-6)
Fred VonAppen, (1996-1998, 5-31)

Eugene “Luke” Gill, (1940-1941*, 10-6)

Raymond Elliot, (1920, 6-2)
Don King, (1967, 6-4)
John Peden, (1915, 5-1-1)
Archie Kodros, (1951, 4-7)
Phil Sarboe, (1966, 4-6)
William Britton, (1916, 3-2-1)
Clark Shaughnessy, (1965, 1-8-1)

* — co-head coached


  1. Chicken Grease January 8, 2019 8:16 pm

    About how much more money is he getting?

    He gotta get something.

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