Lyn Nakagawa has been named UH’s head athletic trainer.
Nakagawa succeeds Eric Okasaki, who retired last week after serving as head trainer for more than 35 of his 46 years at UH.
Nakagawa is a highly regarded trainer who has worked with several UH teams. She also serves on the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s board, as well as being the District 8 director.
Nakagawa, who grew up in Pearl City, is a Punahou School graduate and former soccer standout. She earned an undergraduate degree from Puget Sound and a master’s degree from Oregon State. She also worked as assistant trainer at OSU.
Lawrence Lam also has returned to UH as an assistant athletic trainer. Lam previously worked as a graduate assistant at UH.