Former Hawaii football coach Norm Chow gets XFL job

Then-Hawaii head coach Norm Chow, right, shook hands with Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun after the Falcons' 58-7 win in 2015. It was Chow's final game as UH coach. / Star-Advertiser file photo by Jamm Aquino

Norm Chow is back in football.

Chow, whom you might have last seen doing commercials, has accepted the job as offensive coordinator for the new Los Angeles franchise in the XFL, which begins in February.

Chow joins another ex-UH head coach, June Jones, in Vince McMahon’s revived league. Jones is the general manager and head coach of the new Houston franchise.

Chow stepped down as Rainbow Warriors head coach during the 2015 season, as Chris Naeole took over as interim coach. Chow finished at 10-36 at UH.

After his UH days (besides doing commercials), Chow assisted at Mira Costa High in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

The only other time Chow — a prolific assistant in college with USC, NC State and others — coached in the professional ranks was as offensive coordinator with the Tennessee Titans from 2005 to 2007.

You can read more about the XFL here.


  1. notes June 12, 2019 7:00 pm

    maybe norm’s run and punt offense will work in the XFL?

  2. Kris June 12, 2019 7:36 pm

    He was one of the worst coaches in UH history! 10-36 is embarrassing. Who cares what he is up to?!?

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