Former UH QB hosts free camp

High school-aged quarterbacks and receivers (or students interested in the passing game) are invited to participate in the 2018 Under the Lights clinic.

The event is from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 15, at Aloha Stadium.

Each participant will receive instruction from prominent coaches, including passing guru Vince Passas, as well as a shirt.

The cost?

Zero. Nada. Nothing.

It’s free, thanks to organizer Sean Schroeder, a former UH quarterback.

Schroeder’s not-for-profit organization, 808 Passing Academy, is open to accepting donations or sponsorships. For the past few years, he has put his money where his mouthpiece is, footing most of the bill for stadium rental and other related expenses.

Schroeder, who has a bachelor’s from Duke and a master’s from UH, is now in the MBA program at Stanford.

To sign up, go to:


  1. Stephen Tsai June 4, 2018 8:25 am

    Carrying over from the last post:

    Reardon has been promoted to special-assignment reporter. He already has written extended pieces on the 2007 UH football team, concussions, and international players. The role makes use of Reardon’s detailed reporting, vivid writing style, and long-term association with Hawaii’s communities and issues. He has several projects in the works, some of which transcend sports.
    “Ferd” Lewis is now the Star-Advertiser’s lone sports columnist.

  2. Stephen Tsai June 4, 2018 8:28 am

    Also from the previous post:

    Billy Hull, who has done an excellent job with the Hawaii Prep World, will be overseeing Hawaii Warrior World.
    There are plans to redesign the site, and offer expanded coverage for our on-line readers. And, of course, the content will be free.

  3. Maddog50 June 4, 2018 8:52 am

    A UH great has passed on. Dick Fishback former Sports Information Director asst AD writer for Advertiser among other things departed this world April 27th. Dick was and Oregon in journalism he was associated with UH Athletic dept I believe well over 10 years starting in 1968. Those who we lucky enough to know him loved his wit, quick one liners and constant always “on” personality. He once opened his home to the football team for a Thankgiving dinner for those of us that had no place else to go-it was a large crowd! I vividly remember when walking toward two or more people he would give a trademark “honk honk”. He often used the famous one liner “that what she said”. He was a great guy who I will always have fond memories. RIP Mr. Fishback!

  4. H-Man June 4, 2018 9:11 am

    Sean Schroeder was a good quarterback for Hawaii in his senior season (2013). He played here only 2 seasons, yet he returns to Hawaii to put on a free quarterback/receiver clinic for the youth of Hawaii. What a guy. What an alumni. Need more like him. Thanks Sean.

  5. tom-warriornation June 4, 2018 11:26 am

    Sean Schroeder: you are so wonderful to give back!

    I just reserved a block of 500 seats at the UH football road game at San Jose St (50-40 yard line seats right behind our Warriors) on Sept 29. To do this, I had to pay for 125 tickets upfront as a deposit. Can you help me out by buying your tix now. Mahalo. or text 415-324-0585

  6. Manoa Mist June 4, 2018 11:33 am

    Are we sure Dave isn’t hunkered down in some hashish den in Afghanistan? High on the old yam yam? Strung out and writing some kind of Hunter Thompson-like novel about living life on the wild side? Actually, Reardon would be pretty freaking good at that!! And man I wish I could join him…

  7. Stephen Tsai June 4, 2018 12:16 pm

    Dick Fishback was responsible for me being hired at the Advertiser. You can thank or be mad at him for that.

  8. burro sabio June 4, 2018 12:37 pm

    In other words, SA does not have a sports columnist.

  9. DaveLetterMan June 4, 2018 1:27 pm

    Non UH news:
    Dwight Clark passes away.

  10. cappie the dog June 4, 2018 5:02 pm

    The Tennessee Tech pitcher who got today’s win Super Regional-clinching win against Mississippi had an ERA of 5.97. Five-plus innings he went, giving up only two runs. You would never have guessed it.

    Small conference teams aren’t supposed to have that extra gear.

    It was such an exciting moment for TT but this was the Rebels broadcast team. You could hear the disquiet in their voices. It reminded me of the three women who called the UH/Alabama softball game. As professional broadcasters, you have to remember you’re on national, not regional television.

    What I remember about Fresno State’s unlikely World Series Championship run is that it started with Matt Daly not being able to hold a lead in the fifth or sixth inning.

    UH helped make somebody else’s dreams come true.

    You’re welcome, Bulldogs.

  11. cappie the dog June 4, 2018 5:18 pm

    Clayton Richards gave up two hits before I had a chance to ask if this was the game in which the Padres finally notched their first no-hitter.

    Do you know which Padres pitcher came the closest.

    It was former-Islanders pitcher Juan Eichelberger.

    He gave up one hit, but it was a controversial hit.

    I love my collection of Juan Eichelberger, Lenn Sakata, Luis Salazar, Steve Mura, and Tim Lollar baseball cards.

    These were my five favorite players.


    I know.

  12. z June 4, 2018 5:51 pm

    Good luck to papa Leahey. The Legend.

  13. clyde June 4, 2018 7:58 pm

    Oh, man. Sad to hear about Dick Fishback’s passing. A good man, a talented man. But, as he was wont to remark: “That’s what she said!” Aloha, Dick.

  14. Stephen Tsai June 4, 2018 9:31 pm

    Actually, the closest was Clay Kirby’s no-hitter through eight innings in 1970. He was pulled for a pinch-hitter with the Padres trailing 1-0. His replacement gave up two runs in the ninth and the Mets ended up winning 3-0. Kirby might have pitched a no-hitter and still lost. But it would have been the Padres’ first no-no — in only their second season of existence.

  15. suckkabooya June 5, 2018 12:26 am

    #11 Cappie

    I was a big fan of those early 80’s Padres. Lots of them played for the Islanders. Kevin Mc Reynolds and Tim Lollar were my favorite players. I don’t even watch MLB anymore except for the occasional Kolten Wong highlight. Thanks for the memories.

  16. PONO June 5, 2018 5:48 am

    Schroeder is going to be very successful.

  17. cappie the dog June 5, 2018 6:33 am


    It is so befitting of Padres culture that Andy Hawkins, as a Yankee, would throw an unofficial no-hitter in defeat.

    #15 suckkabooya

    Tim Lollar could hit home runs. If Tony LaRussa coached him, he would definitely have moved him up in the batting lineup. There were no Joe Maddon types in those days. Everybody was still in the box.

  18. cappie the dog June 5, 2018 6:41 am


    My favorite Jim Leahey quote: “Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for the German blitzkreig.”

    I also liked how in a sound byte of his radio show, he said, “Now I’m in special class,” when referring to a television news broadcaster giving two weather reports in a single broadcast.

    I don’t think he liked being replaced by Tony Sellitto. On-air, he asked him, “Does the NAIA still exist?” And Selitto responded, “That’s cold.”

    I will miss Jim Leahey.

    My whole life, he was there.

  19. Stephen Tsai June 5, 2018 9:09 am

    New post:

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