Hawaii Football: Camp draws coaches, talent

UH head coach Nick Rolovich and Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal are among the instructors at the Rainbow Warrior Football Elite Camp. / Photo by Stephen Tsai

The 2019 Rainbow Warrior Football Elite Camps kicked off with this morning’s session for offensive and defensive linemen on the Manoa campus.

The UH coaching staff and coaches from 21 universities, including three from Pac-12 schools, served as instructors.

The state’s top O-lineman for the 2020 class, Faaope Laloulu, was among the participants. Laloulu played for Saint Francis School, which recently closed. He is set to enroll at Farrington High for his senior year.

Faaope Laloulu is a standout who stood out at today’s Rainbow Warrior Football Elite Camp/Photo by Stephen Tsai

UH’s offensive line coach Mark Weber:

Former Warrior Ricky Lumford is now the offensive coordinator at Kapolei High.

Ricky Lumford and his son, Kobe


  1. Stephen Tsai June 8, 2019 11:16 am

    Akamai Okole:
    Sorry for the early call.
    I’m never really sure if I’m calling too early or too late.
    I just try to use the cheery voice so the receiver doesn’t realize he was awakened.

  2. tom-warriornation June 8, 2019 6:43 pm

    UH-Washington FOOTBALL GAME IN Seattle–September 14, 2019

    I GOT THE BEST 300 seats near the 50 yard line in the upper deck behind our Warrior bench, for Hawaii fans ONLY @$55 each.

    Contact me now to reserve your aisle seats. Email: tomkitaguchi@yahoo.com or text 415-324-0585

    PS: The visiting team’s section is in the HOT Sun in the corner end zone priced at $80 each.

  3. ai-eee-soos June 8, 2019 11:38 pm



  4. sackkabooya June 9, 2019 1:20 am

    Good sized guy Mr. Laloulu.

  5. sackkabooya June 9, 2019 2:29 am

    Kind of slow going right now so I’m gonna post some thoughts on UH Basketball.

    I was watching some Hawaii Developmental League summer league basketball games on you tube. Overall I thought the ability level of the League’s players was good enough. However I did feel like the intensity was missing, so the product lacked some “passion”. Not real physical either. And I didn’t really see the benefit for the UH players aside from some cardio work.

    Ganot’s players need to work on specific skills applied under some stress in game situations. Maybe a “pick-up” styled format using referees (with the League’s same players but split up a little by ability) would work better for their development. Like a scrimmage. No clock. First to 30. The UH guys play together. No coaches. Just 5 guys (UH players) trying to figure it out. Would be way more intense.

    I remember at Kailua Gym in the early 90’s Hawaii Loa’s (later to be HPU) basketball guys would come and play pick-up ball with the regulars there. Once in a while the Military guys from KMCAS (Marine Base Hawaii now) would bring elite guys. So intense. One time UH guys came to play (Kalia McGee was outstanding that day) Even George Gilmore and Kahi Villa would play around that time. The style of play attracted the attention of the “kids” who would watch from the bleachers. Those kids would become pieces to the long running Kalaheo High Basketball distinction. Was such a good watch. So intense. So good. Ganot needs his guys to work out like that.

  6. Stephen Tsai June 10, 2019 7:24 am

    New post: https://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=49894

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