Koloamatangi to participate in all-star showcase

Former Warrior defensive end Meffy Koloamatangi is participating in the College Gridiron Showcase in Addison, Texas.

Pro scouts coordinate this invitation-only event, which is modeled after the NFL’s OTA format. From today through Wednesday, pro prospects will participate in meetings and individual drills, and be evaluated on practices, controlled scrimmages and interviews.

The players also will participate in workshops focusing on financial and life-skill education.

Koloamatangi, who played defensive end for the Warriors the past two seasons, is listed as a linebacker for the showcase.


  1. Mana January 6, 2018 8:42 am

    Hope we get Coach Cal for the OL. He and Coach Banker are good friends and great recruiters.

  2. kakaako kid January 6, 2018 8:50 am

    Team Kolo

  3. kev-1 January 6, 2018 8:57 am

    Linebacker? Did he play there before?

  4. tom-warriornation January 6, 2018 10:09 am

    Happy New Year! Can you help me reach my goal by making a $25 donation to the UH Foundation Fund I created for UH Football recruiting–see below link. If 2000 fans do this, we will raise $50,000. So far, I got 191 donors, 1809 more to go–each donor spot represents $25.

    After donating, text me your name to 415-324-0585 so I can add it below (if you don’t mind):

    1. Tom Kitaguchi
    2. Joel Gushikuma
    3. Michelle Houlihan (mom of Ben Scruton #36)
    4. Timothy Ho
    5. Jeffrey Domdoma
    6. Toni & Chris Martines
    7. D. Ng
    8. Tom Mui
    9. Glenn Okada
    10. J Sakai
    11. W Stallworth
    12. Daniel Ng
    13. Dean Shimabukuro
    14. Dave Mutter
    15. Aaron Avilla
    16. Tammy Hadden (mom of former K Tyler Hadden)
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    33. C Kuniyuki
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    35. Barbara Heiking
    36. Curtis Sano
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    42. Garret Okamoto
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    46. Brian Koji
    47-50. Harold Imai $100
    51. Jeff Duva, first QB for Dick Tomey 1977-78
    52. David Kam
    53. J Aniya
    54-57. William & Ramona Stutzmann $100
    58. Greg Cummins, first punter for Dick Tomey 1977-78
    59. Wayne Coito
    60-64. Tom Kitaguchi
    65-66. Timothy Ho
    67-70. Daniel Ng
    71-74. Dave Mutter, former OL in 1970’s & biggest supporter of all former players
    75-76. Rick Santana
    77-80. Gil Horita
    81-96. anonymous
    97-98. Chad Sanborn $50
    99-102. Tom Kitaguchi
    103-104. Herb Ho
    105. Gary Tokumori
    106-107. Leburta Kanno
    108-109. Milton Gibo $50
    110. Tyler Siu
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    112. Lesley Torres
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    115-119. Tom Kitaguchi
    120-121. Scott Simon
    122. Roger Simon
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    128. Eric Saruwatari
    129. John Amaki
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    152-191. $1000 from Water Controls Inc. of Maui

    Mahalo, and pls share this with all of your fellow fans.

    Tom Kitaguchi, founder of Hawaii Football Warrior Nation Facebook group (over 3050 members).


  5. burro sabio January 6, 2018 11:18 am

    #58 from yesterday – if you believe it serves the public interest to spend tens of millions of dollars to provide inexpensive housing for people who make more than the median family income in Hawaii, your personal values are so warped that there is nothing to be done to help you or you are simply unable to put situations into context

  6. Ipu Man January 6, 2018 11:23 am

    Meffy is his nickname for Matthew.
    Dunno if he is Samoan, but Koloamatangi
    google translates into “cool”….
    Bet he would make a cool wide receiver.

  7. turfwar January 6, 2018 12:05 pm

    burro sabio, Castle Hospital does the same thing to providing housing for doctors and other employees by purchasing homes in a subdivsion adjacent to the hospital in a neighbor I grew up in. This gives them a leg up on finding doctors to work in a state that right now is short by approximately 300 or so according to a recent report.

  8. 808WarriorFan January 6, 2018 1:29 pm

    Regarding the hire of Mark Banker for AHC / LB Coach … wonder if he’ll be able to “convince” Coach Cav to reconsider coming back as our OL Coach … would be nice … REAL NICE …


  9. clyde January 6, 2018 1:56 pm

    Mariota became the first quarterback in NFL playoff history to throw a touchdown pass to himself. Wow! What an athletic play.

  10. What? January 6, 2018 1:59 pm

    #6, Wow, we’re now compairing doctors and health care workers to football coaches? I like watching UH football. But, if you ask me which would I rather attract to this state, good UH football coaches or good doctors or health care workers, I would choose good doctors and good health care workers any day of the week and twice on Sunday’s.


    It’s just football. Enjoy it for what it is entertainment.

  11. boolakanaka January 6, 2018 2:12 pm

    9–Me too, but then I’m also married to one.

  12. Ipu Man January 6, 2018 3:02 pm

    Congratulations to Marcus Mariota.

  13. burro sabio January 6, 2018 3:17 pm

    Castle is not a government entity.
    Subsidies for school teachers would be more beneficial to the public. Kids should be well-educated, unlike some of their parents and grandparents.
    Perspective people, perspective.

  14. turfwar January 6, 2018 3:18 pm

    #10 What? Who’s comparing coaches to doctors? I’m just giving an example of how providing housing works to attract needed workers in an industry that struggles to get and keep… ahh never mind. No sense explaining.

  15. Willie January 6, 2018 4:12 pm

    People asking if Banker can get Cav to come in for the OL. Been looking and haven’t seen any news on Coach Banker’s hire. Did I miss something? Yesterday’s post said something official as yesterday morning. We’re now about 32 hours and counting, any idea on the official word for the Warriors new Associate Head & LB coach?

    Really liked Coach Cav, here’s this little guy with huge lineman towering over him and these big guys are jumping and moving with every “bleeped” command that Cav yells out. Great OL performance under his tutelage! It would be great if he came back.

  16. burro sabio January 6, 2018 5:15 pm

    Mr. Turfwar, providing housing for doctors serves a public need. Providing housing for coaches at a public university would be an abuse of public money.

  17. Ipu Man January 6, 2018 6:33 pm

    There are so many “commercial” properties empty.
    This is primarily due that brick and motar is not necessary
    for most businesses to survive. And way out of reach of
    mom and pop, and young entrepreneurs pocket books.
    I often thought that if converted to “flats” or flipped-flopped,
    Hawaii could have a big bunch of extra housing—
    for everybody…

  18. Ipu Man January 6, 2018 6:37 pm

    As for “bankers”…so much wasted space in banks.
    Especially First Hawaiian Bank—big beautiful buildings
    on lovely landscapes with plenty of parking.
    Why don’t they put in small commercial spaces and
    sub lease to mom and pop, etc…along with their

  19. Ipu Man January 6, 2018 6:39 pm

    So you can go to the bank and maybe get
    a haircut, or buy some mango pies, or
    purchase a surfboard and young local
    fashions besides some cash.

  20. Ipu Man January 6, 2018 6:41 pm

    And UH football shops.
    Thus the 5 F’s… 🙂

  21. Willie January 6, 2018 7:17 pm

    #16 Haleakala, Mahalo!!!!!

    Now just have to wait for Coach Cav to return!

  22. suckkabooya January 7, 2018 3:06 am

    When I watched the Titans-Chiefs game this afternoon I couldn’t help but compare Kansas City’s offense to UH’s. I’m not comparing the body of work for Kansas City’s entire season, just comparing this game. It seemed Kelce was the catalyst for getting the ball downfield to Hill. There were no outside threats at all and once Kelce left the game they could only work the middle of the field. KC found a few pretty creative ways to get Hill the ball early in the game, and Smith was very efficient (in the first half) but not many people were targeted so it was that facet that reminded me of UH and Dru Brown. Maybe their outside guys just cant get open but they needed to do something to create an open receiver (maybe using crossing routes like switch, mesh or drag routes). New England would. Boise would. UH didn’t as much as they could have last season. June Jones always had creative routes (you could see it develop from our “nose bleed seats” way back when the Stadium used to be filled), was so “awesome”. Pitch and catch football. I hope Rolo can bring back that exciting brand of offense that even he was the orchestrator of. Getting that offensive coordinator issue straightened out would help. All of our receivers can get open, they just need a little creative integration.

  23. H-Man January 7, 2018 5:58 am

    burro, but UH provides housing for its new professor hires. It’s supposed to be for a couple of years or so, but some have been in their UH-provided homes for years….many years. So why can’t coaches be provided housing? Most don’t stay more than a couple years or three anyway.

  24. Tempmanoa January 7, 2018 6:56 am

    I think we tried to add too many things to our offense without coaching experience to implement them and too much for players to absorb. Have not watched much football until recently as playoffs in both college and NFL come up. A coach/commentator made the point that so many teams both college and NFL are adding RPO— run pass option, but cannot consistently execute because they do not have the experience to teach the offense to get timing of execution, reads, and avoiding linemen downfield penalties— you can see confusion and errors in ball handling, routes, and the frequent penalties— reminded me of what happened to us.

  25. What? January 7, 2018 7:03 am

    Re.: UH housing for prof vs coaches

    This is where the school decides do they build housing for prof or coaches? With the limited funds, they would rather build housing for new prof instead of football coaches. That is the schools choice because they decide what would benefit the students the most.

    However, if additional public money is needed from the state to build housing for new coaches, most people would agree there are more important issues this state need to address than attracting good coaches for the football program.

    Obviously, other states have decided to place more emphasis on their public university football program than Hawaii. That’s the decision the that state, the leaders in that state and the people in that state made. Football is more important than some of the other issues.

    Hawaii, on the other hand, choose to use public money on other things besides building houses for football coaches. If it is ever placed on a ballot as a referendum on using public money to build homes for new Uh coaches and the people of the state of Hawaii decide to vote for it on the ballots, then that I think it would be okay because the public would be informed. Some will like it but some won’t.

    Seeing the landscape of Uh football and how only 22k – 25k attend games, and that is being generous this season, I would guess that the people of the state would say “No” on the ballots to building homes for UH coaches and new hires for UH football coaches.

  26. H-Man January 7, 2018 7:20 am

    Public money is used to build homes for the homeless. Double standard?

  27. H-Man January 7, 2018 7:28 am

    Public money is used to operate and maintain boat launches and marinas. So how many benefit from this public expense? 5,000? 10,000?

  28. burro sabio January 7, 2018 8:26 am

    H-Man, you have some very valid points.

    #24 – true. UH is now supposed to enforce the rules on length of stays. Coaches are eligible for faculty housing but they have a lower priority than new faculty.
    #27 – again to serve the public need and those who make way less than the median income. I prefer not seeing them on the sidewalks and believe that if they want help, we should help them. As far as those who don’t want help, that’s another story for another time.
    #28 – I agree with you but we live on water so there is a recreational use like building parks. In the case of harbors and golf courses, the slip fees and green fees should at least cover costs, and places such as Ala Wai golf course should actually make money.

    Of course, I’m just a donkey who has a laptop, my thoughts don’t count.

  29. Old School Dave January 7, 2018 9:03 am

    Sensitive issue, but use the Ala Wai Golf Course for more housing. Will benefit more people, not just golfers and retirees. Build one bridge across the Ala Wai Canal to deal with traffic, maybe connect with University Ave.

  30. Central Dispatch January 7, 2018 10:09 am

    Not sure why Coach Cav would want to come back and work under his former player OC Brian Smith. The young guys need to stand on their own two feet. Those are the cards Dave Matlin played when he chose Rolo over June Jones. I say give John Estes a chance and Rolo needs to have his back. Estes is also probably the best OLineman we’ve had play at UH in the last decade. As for Banker, he seems like a one and done to me until he can get back into the coaching mix after being let go with the rest of the staff at Nebraska.

  31. A-House January 7, 2018 10:44 am


    your #30 — a bridge will certainly help traffic in and out of Waikiki and lessen the load on McCully bridge and Kapahulu Ave.

    residents in high rises along University Ave, between the canal and Kapiolani Blvd, would be against this because it would infringe on their current situation — it’s always OK to build, but not in my back yard.

    much like H-3 — so many groups were against it and prolonged the project over 20 years; yet today, we all enjoy using H3 to get to the Aiea, Pearl City, and points beyond while significantly reducing traffic on Like Like Like/Pali Hwys and H-1 in both directions

    plans should include side walks and commercial establishments ( maybe, even high rises — building “outwards” over the canal ) — hopefully, this will coincide with plans to clean up Ala Wai canal — consideration should be given to close Ala Wai golf course and build commercial space including high rise condos/apartments — high rise roads above Kapahulu and/or Kapiolani Ave to H-1 [ east and west ] will keep ‘local’ traffic on Kapahulu Ave static — seen this in many cities including Sidney

    let’s get together yea, yea, yea!!

  32. Stephen Tsai January 7, 2018 11:30 am

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=45269

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