Final stretch

It’s final-exams week for the Warriors. There are about 15 Warriors expected to earn bachelor’s degrees on Saturday, including left tackle Dejon Allen, defensive end Meffy Koloamatangi, running back Diocemy Saint Juste and safety Trayvon Henderson.

Many of the Warriors will be completing work on their bachelor’s degree in nine semesters — a rapid rate that is credited to Na Koa and the Waterhouse foundation for paying for summer school. Not only do the players pick up credits, but they also pick up scholarship checks when they attend summer sessions. That helps them accumulate credits quicker and stick around to train as a unit.

This Saturday’s graduation ceremony is a reason to toast the supporters and support staff.


  1. ai-eee-soos December 11, 2017 12:02 pm

    EKG is good !!!


  2. H-Man December 11, 2017 12:14 pm

    Congratulations to those that are graduating. Other subject. Cost of Attendance. Best I could find on the web; 2015-16 season:–attendance-meals-2015/31904839/

  3. 808WarriorFan December 11, 2017 12:17 pm

    CONGRATS TO THE GRADUATES … this is what being a student/athlete is all about … Thanks for being “Warriors” and best of luck in your future endeavors … being reported today in “Coach Cav” is in the hunt for the OL opening …

  4. ai-eee-soos December 11, 2017 12:37 pm

    Brought over from earlier posts.

    ai-eee-soos December 11, 2017 10:28 am
    Hawaii: Source tells FootballScoop former Nebraska and Oregon State offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh is a candidate for the offensive line job at Hawaii.

    ai-eee-soos December 11, 2017 10:29 am
    Sign up coach Cav, already.

    seewhy December 11, 2017 10:45 am
    Sign Coack Cav up!

  5. graham December 11, 2017 1:47 pm

    Coach Cav has to be a candidate, my guess is that gets AHC or Offensive coordinator title as well to up his pay. He made 450k last year

  6. Maddog50 December 11, 2017 2:32 pm

    Getting Coach Cavanaugh a seasoned experienced college coach who can teach mentor develop and recruit would be a big plus. Typically when something is noted on the Scoop it is not just rumor or lite news. I would think an offer has been made and now it’s his move. He has been 10 years in PAC 12 and 3 years Big 10, so now is the offer substantial enough to sway him. We will see but he would be a much needed piece of the puzzle-

  7. islandman December 11, 2017 3:09 pm

    5. Doubtful the Nick would give the OC duties to someone other than someone that can call the plays. Can Cav do that ? Maybe ?

  8. Na Alii Pride December 11, 2017 3:22 pm

    I agree with Maddog. I don’t think it’s news Cav is a candidate. ST has been hinting at that for a while. i’m just hoping he wants to come, and we can work out a deal that he’ll find acceptable. He would be worth it, whatever we pay him. One thing I’ve felt was a weakness about the staff is that they are all around Rolo’s age, and very few of them came in with prior DI coaching experience. In fact, Rolo might be the only one currently that has prior DI experience. I could be wrong. Lempa brought experience and wisdom. I think there are good coaches on this staff, but there’s no substitute for experience.

  9. Lowtone123 December 11, 2017 3:40 pm

    Coach Cav has proven track record of success here and elsewhere. We want him here, hopefully the feeling is mutual.

  10. What? December 11, 2017 3:43 pm

    So coach Cavanaugh is going to take a paycut from 450K to 100-150K and come to Hawaii where the cost of living is higher than most places? Hmmm?

  11. What? December 11, 2017 3:46 pm

    However, if Coach Cavanaugh wants to come to Hawaii, stop the search and hire him now.

  12. cappie the dog December 11, 2017 4:11 pm


    Make MWP angry.

  13. Maddog50 December 11, 2017 4:42 pm

    We will see what happens on Coaching front but just FYI at OSU Coach Cavanaugh was making about 250-275 as OL Coach. He was there for a decade- Could see us getting in the 200K range on offer. Not sure published amounts of Salary pool is 100% accurate as things stand right now-

  14. Old School Dave December 11, 2017 5:12 pm

    I doubt that Cav wants to live in UH’s faculty housing, again. Going from $450,000 to $150,000? Hmmmm……… There are P5 schools looking for OLine coaches. If he comes back, great, but gotta be realistic.

  15. islandman December 11, 2017 6:08 pm

    How was the $1,200,000 derived for the UH Assistant Coaches salary pool ?
    When i looked at the USA Today HC’s salaries, i see the other MW schools listed with “Asst Pay Total” , but UH’s is blank ?

  16. ai-eee-soos December 11, 2017 6:24 pm

    Hey, Rolo …

    Your buddy, the UMass coach, pulled the trigger.

    UMass: Source tells FootballScoop special teams coordinator Mark Michaels will not return.

    Rolo – how about you?

  17. Na Alii Pride December 11, 2017 7:25 pm

    I heard that Cav got a buy out from Nebraska so if we paid him $150,000,Nebraska is on the hook for the rest. That might make it more realistic

  18. ai-eee-soos December 11, 2017 8:14 pm

    Heck, if Cav will come here, if only for one year,

    that will be great.

    He can “put things in order”, then we can “move forward”.

  19. Warrior Dave December 11, 2017 8:44 pm

    I often hope that Coaches like Cav & JJ made enough money in the past to provide for them and their families during their lifetimes. I also hope they have enough aloha for what they created at UH and would want to come back to re-build the program back to its glory days.

  20. Warrior Dave December 11, 2017 8:50 pm

    The more I think about it, I start to get angry. Matlin has a job and responsibility to manage the tight budget for the entire athletics programs. Young coaches like Rolo, Ganot and Beeman can be controlled.
    But another important function is fundraising. Can someone please tell me if the job is being done? I can’t remember any major dollars rolling in. If I’m mistaken, I apologize to Mr. Matlin publicly and in advance.

  21. ai-eee-soos December 12, 2017 1:17 am

    UH athletics still in the red despite $3.4M assist, audit finds.

    1.7M lost in 2017, which is an improvement from previous years.

    read ferd’s column.

  22. Stephen Tsai December 12, 2017 5:44 am

    New post:

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