The University of Hawaii and athletic director David Matlin looked outward and older for the 25th head coach (correction: 24th, as UH is not counting the four games coached by Chris Naeole in 2015) in UH football lore.
Todd Graham, 55, a veteran of head coaching stops at Rice, Tulsa, Pittsburgh and Arizona State, was named as the Rainbow Warriors new head coach on Tuesday night, after speculation abounded that UH’s hire would come from a younger member of Nick Rolovich’s UH coaching staff.
Graham’s name emerged with prominence early Tuesday, the first day that UH could make a formal decision. UH has scheduled a press conference for Wednesday afternoon.
Todd Graham Named As UH’s Head Football Coach
— Hawaii Football (@HawaiiFootball) January 22, 2020
Graham last coached in 2017, when he was fired from ASU after a 7-6 season.
ASU made five bowl games in six years under Graham, who has 10 career bowl games to his credit in 12 years as a head coach. His head coaching record is 95-61.
Graham’s year-by-year record:
2006: Rice 7-6 (New Orleans Bowl, L)
2007: Tulsa 10-4 (GMAC Bowl, W)
2008: Tulsa 11-3 (GMAC Bowl, W)
2009: Tulsa 5-7
2010: Tulsa 10-3 (Hawaii Bowl, W)
2011: Pittsburgh 6-6 (BBVA Compass Bowl, L)
2012: Arizona State 8-5 (Fight Hunter Bowl, W)
2013: Arizona State 10-4 (Holiday Bowl, L)
2014: Arizona State 10-3 (Sun Bowl, W)
2015: Arizona State 6-7 (Cactus Bowl, L)
2016: Arizona State 5-7
2017: Arizona State 7-6 (Sun Bowl, L)
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