Rolo fills coaching staff

Mark Weber, who has 37 years of coaching experience, will be the Warriors’ new offensive line coach, the Star-Advertiser learned last night.

The Warriors also hired Ricky Logo as defensive line coach and Andre Allen to coach the receivers. Logo spent the past three seasons at Colorado State. Allen was the offensive coordinator at City College of San Francisco, which has won 10 JC national titles, including six since 2000.

Here’s the skinny on Weber:

> Among his coaching stops were Fresno State (2016, 2004-2005), Utah State (2013-2015), BYU (2007-2012), North Carolina (2006) and UCLA (1997-2003).

> He has success in both the running game (Fresno averaged 227.5 rushing yards per game in 2004) and pass protection (Bulldogs allowed 14 sacks in 13 games in 2005).

> The Warriors’ three-month search was pared to nine finalists, all of whom were interviewed last week.

> Weber coached Logan Mankins, a seven-time Pro Bowl player; Ryan Wendell, who played nine NFL seasons, and 1998 Outland Trophy winner Kris Farris.

> The Warriors ended the 2017 season with no coach older than 38. Since then, they added defensive coordinator Corey Batoon (48) and assistant head coach Mark Banker (61). Weber is 59.


  1. kapakahi January 16, 2018 6:28 am


  2. kapakahi January 16, 2018 6:42 am

    Should have recruiting ties in Utah, Cali, and Nevada.

  3. Stephen Tsai January 16, 2018 6:46 am

    I love how the S-A inserts a workout video right after the line: “Here’s the skinny on Weber …”

  4. A-House January 16, 2018 6:57 am

    as the youngster on TV kept saying, “things are looking up”!

    3 down and 2 to go — is there not a 3rd coach, the 10th allowed from 2018, that is still open or will current coach(s) be reassigned to fill this position?

    must wonder how 2017 would have turned out with the 3 experienced coaches on board, but let us not change history as history is yet to be recorded for 2018 and beyond.

  5. PONO January 16, 2018 6:59 am

    Why didn’t Fresno retain him? I doubt we hired him away for more money.

  6. Stephen Tsai January 16, 2018 7:09 am

    He was on DeRuyter’s staff, and they all got let go in 2016.

  7. Stephen Tsai January 16, 2018 7:11 am

    The two that they will announce today will be the ninth and 10th assistant coaches.
    That will complete the full-time staff.
    After that, UH will focus on next year’s grad assistants and interns.

  8. haka January 16, 2018 7:39 am

    Like Miss Momi Lomilomi, the new coaches get plenty experience…

  9. A-House January 16, 2018 7:39 am


    thanks for the correction!

    I must have miscounted the number of “new” coaches versus those retained.

    Onward to victory! — sign the recruits!!!!

  10. Ipu Man January 16, 2018 7:40 am

    Mark Weber, take your O line to the beach to run in the sand
    and wade in the water to beef up their muscles…and of course,
    to enjoy your stint in Hawaii 🙂

  11. burro sabio January 16, 2018 7:45 am

    Weber knows the western half, that’s good.

    kapakahi January 16, 2018 6:28 am

    Then scratch!
    Ok that was bad.

  12. islandman January 16, 2018 7:52 am

    10 assistant coaches :
    Asst HC/LB
    We did not have a separate DL
    coach in 2017.

  13. Akamai Okole January 16, 2018 8:04 am

    Great Morning All!

    Welcome Coach Weber!

    A good addition to the tailgates!


  14. Akamai Okole January 16, 2018 8:05 am

    Was he a teammate of Aranda?

  15. Stephen Tsai January 16, 2018 8:22 am

    Akamai Okole:
    I think he’s a skosh older than Aranda.

  16. Maddog50 January 16, 2018 8:41 am

    A “skosh” meaning Weber started school at Cal Lutheran while Aranda started life! Played against Cal Lutheran all time great LB Brian Kelly, part of New York Giants LB crew the crunch bunch Harry Carson LAwarence Taylor er al.

  17. Akamai Okole January 16, 2018 8:49 am

    OK, but do they text? :mrgreen:

  18. islandman January 16, 2018 8:52 am

    Sanchez named NFL rookie punter of the year. Had 3 rookie punters per Bobby.

  19. UH4eva January 16, 2018 8:53 am

    Nice hire! I’m getting real excited for the upcoming season. Hoping for the best.

  20. Akamai Okole January 16, 2018 8:53 am

    Life changes.

    Did my run to Traitor Jo’s…used to get fuud for humans.

    Now only get dog treats! Geez…

    It all goes to the dogs.

  21. al January 16, 2018 8:59 am

    Rigo is the man!

  22. al January 16, 2018 9:01 am

    Nice hire.
    I hope there’s a spot for Estes.

  23. Maddog50 January 16, 2018 10:38 am

    As we wait for the other shoes to drop, I have a profile For DL coach I’m hoping for. Hope I get what I wish for. GoWarriors!!!!

  24. graham January 16, 2018 10:59 am

    So both Weber and Banker were out of coaching last year? I can’t say that I’m too excited about the Weber hire, honestly probably would have preferred Estes.

  25. NotNasti January 16, 2018 12:19 pm

    Estes will probably come back as a grad assistant.

  26. DaveLetterMan January 16, 2018 12:27 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos!
    Possible to have two Stutzman’s on staff?

  27. al January 16, 2018 12:33 pm

    I though Estes did his 2 years GA.

    BRS could be on the wing?
    You know before there was twitter there were little birdies.

  28. Sangamon Keith January 16, 2018 1:17 pm

    #24 Banker was still under contact to Nebraska and Weber may have taken the year after 35+ years in coaching to pick and choose which situation he wished to follow this year. Numerous coaches take other work or sit out a year or more between jobs

  29. Haleakala January 16, 2018 1:35 pm

    Decades of coaching experience now on the UH staff.

  30. Haleakala January 16, 2018 1:40 pm

    Defensive Rixky Logo was born in American Samoa. Go there and bring sone linemen here!

  31. Haleakala January 16, 2018 1:42 pm

    Sorry, misspelling. Ricky Logo, defensive line coach.

  32. Na Alii Pride January 16, 2018 1:51 pm

    Not the names I had been hearing, but some impressive hires. I always thought that the staff was lacking a veteran. I’d say Banker and Weber fit that bill, and the others bring a lot of D1 coaching experience as well, which I also thought was missing. Good job, Rolo!

  33. clyde January 16, 2018 1:56 pm

    #31: Haleakala. Here’s more on coach Logo’s ties to American Samoa. Interesting read:

  34. Haleakala January 16, 2018 2:06 pm

    Interesting story!
    So Logo did not pursue either becoming the high priest in American Samoa or joining the FBI. He stayed in football and now he is in Hawaii!

  35. islandman January 16, 2018 2:09 pm

    28. I read that Banker’s contract with Nebraska ended after the 2016 season.

  36. Maddog50 January 16, 2018 2:19 pm

    I like all the new additions and I got my wish with Coach Logo. I welcome them and wish them the best in the future. GoWarriors!!!

  37. A-House January 16, 2018 2:20 pm

    now that it’s done — my only concern is who will be the OC — as much as I like Brian Smith, I believe there should be another to call plays from the “booth”.

    JMHO based on the past 2 years.

  38. BigWave96744 January 16, 2018 3:51 pm

    Logo for Legi

  39. Ipu Man January 16, 2018 4:34 pm

    Ricky Logo, a real prince.
    Wonder if his first name comes from Richard,
    then he could be called, Richard The Lion Hearted.
    Welcome to The Kingdom of Hawaii. 🙂

  40. islandman January 16, 2018 4:34 pm

    CCSF where Andre Allen was OC ran a similar offense to the air raid according to an April 26, 2017 article in The Guardsman. But they ran about 60 % of their plays in 2017. Washington St. passed 70 % of their plays. CCSF has sent several players to WSU.

  41. AllG January 16, 2018 4:49 pm

    Wow looks like Collie is transferring bummer

  42. Da Punchbowl Kid January 16, 2018 4:59 pm

    Nice looking bunch of “new” coaches – plenny experience!

    Collie transferring?! Hope not!

    It’s great to be recognized as a not bot with one click!

  43. islandman January 16, 2018 5:55 pm

    Collie will be a grad student somewhere else.

  44. Kahuna January 16, 2018 6:07 pm

    Dylan probably looking for someplace where he can play more. He also endured some pretty tough times here with numerous drops.

    With Ursua due back, Kumoku Noa emerging, and Cedric Byrd coming in with some major hype, Collie’s playing time would be cut. I wish he would stick it out but I don’t blame him if he do transfer. He have been a great asset to the team and community and have done a great job representing UH but he need to look out for himself first and foremost.

    Wish him and his wife the best.

  45. tom-warriornation January 16, 2018 6:15 pm

    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 303 donors (almost $7600), so only 1697 more donors to go–each donor spot represents $25.

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

    1. Tom Kitaguchi, CA
    2. Joel Gushikuma, VA
    3. Michelle Houlihan (mom of Ben Scruton #36), Australia
    4. Timothy Ho, CA
    5. Jeffrey Domdoma, HI
    6. Toni & Chris Martines, HI
    7. D. Ng
    8. Tom Mui, HI
    9. Glenn Okada, HI
    10. J Sakai
    11. W Stallworth
    12. Daniel Ng, CA
    13. Dean Shimabukuro, CA
    14. Dave Mutter, IL
    15. Aaron Avilla, HI
    16. Tammy Hadden (mom of former K Tyler Hadden), CA
    17. E Hananoki
    18. Scott Isara, CA
    19. C Kobashigawa
    20. J Nanya, CA
    21. Daniel Ng
    22. Glenn Okada, HI
    23. Mike Perry (brother of Fred Ulu-Perry’s grandpa), NV
    24. D Rutt
    25. E Scott, ID
    26. Keith Sherman, PA
    27. E Stallworth
    28. H Takahashi
    29. E Stalwart
    30. Rick Santana, HI
    31. Glen Iwamoto
    32. Graham McConnell, NY
    33. C Kuniyuki, HI
    34. Gerald Ushijima, HI
    35. Barbara Heiking, HI
    36. Curtis Sano, VA
    37. M Yuen, HI
    38. Al Kimura, HI
    39. Dave Mutter
    40. Andrew Uffman, CA
    41. Wayne Miyasato
    42. Garret Okamoto, CA
    43. Neal Morisato, HI
    44. Stevie Kiyosaki, HI
    45. Carey Adachi, CA
    46. Brian Koji, CA
    47-50. Harold Imai $100
    51. Jeff Duva, first QB for Dick Tomey 1977-78, CA
    52. David Kam
    53. J Aniya
    54-57. William & Ramona Stutzmann $100
    58. Greg Cummins, first punter for Dick Tomey 1977-78, CA
    59. Wayne Coito, HI
    60-64. Tom Kitaguchi $125
    65-66. Timothy Ho $50, CA
    67-70. Daniel Ng $100
    71-74. Dave Mutter $100, former OL in 1970’s & biggest supporter of former players
    75-76. Rick Santana $50
    77-80. Gil Horita, HI
    81-96. anonymous
    97-98. Chad Sanborn $50, HI
    99-102. Tom Kitaguchi $100
    103-104. Herb Ho $50, HI
    105. Gary Tokumori, CA
    106-107. Leburta Kanno $50, HI
    108-109. Milton Gibo $50, CA
    110. Tyler Siu
    111. Ipu Man
    112. Lesley Torres, HI
    113-114. Ross Shiraki $50, UHM ’80, CA
    115-119. Tom Kitaguchi $125
    120-121. Scott Simon
    122. Roger Simon
    123. Jarin Simon
    124-127. Gerald Ushijima $100
    128. Eric Saruwatari
    129. John Amaki, CA
    130-134. Glen Morisato $100, CA
    135-136. anonymous
    137. Lee & Tricia Afusia, parents of Kody Afusia (former OL), CA
    138. Gregg Isara, CA
    139. Grant Tanimoto, HI
    140. Roger Ikeda, CA
    141. David Oride, HI
    142-151. Rick Nakashima $250, HI
    152-191. $1000 from Water Controls Inc. of Maui, who challenges other companies to do the same!
    192. Desmond Ogata, HI
    193. Carol E. Ogata, HI
    194. Gwen Martin, HI
    195-204. Pat Rogers $250
    205-208. Rich Yamane $100
    209-210. Rick Ikemoto $50
    211. Garret Yamanaka, HI
    212-237. Tom Kitaguchi $650
    237-240. Ed Tamura $100, HI
    241. W Figueira, HI
    242. Shilene Matautia (mom of our star LB Solomon #27), HI
    243-244. C. Y., WA
    245. Ed McIntosh, HI
    246. Bob Medeiros
    247-250. Tom Kitaguchi
    251. Kelly Toguchi, HI
    252-254. Joey Gushikuma $100, VA
    255. Fuchsia Yamashiro (UNLV tailgate head) $25 ongoing monthly, NV
    256-275. Carey Adachi $500, CA
    276-279. Mike Higa $100
    280. G. Miyashiro, HI
    281. Jason Shimizu, HI
    282. Ken Araki, CA
    283-284. Carl Nagami
    285. Stephen Miller, AZ
    286-289. Allen Kanemoto $100, HI
    290. Matt & Ioke Wong, HI
    291-292. Tim Chang, CA
    293. Brian Perry (Fred Ulu-Perry’s grandpa), HI
    294-295. Keone Chin, HI
    296. Lance McGee, WA
    297. Eddie Kim, CA
    298-302. Lori Rolovich (yes, Rolo’s mom), CA
    303. Matt Mitchell, HI

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

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

  46. tom-warriornation January 16, 2018 6:17 pm

    Welcome new coaches–looking for great news on the remaining recruits!


  47. 808WarriorFan January 16, 2018 6:30 pm

    What’s this about Dylan Collie transferring … ??? Can someone please enlighten me …


  48. kapakahi January 16, 2018 6:34 pm

  49. AllG January 16, 2018 7:26 pm

    Dylan Collie posted on his Instagram page he will be looking for somewhere else to play this upcoming season after he graduates this semester. Said he enjoyed his time hear but will be a grad transfer. Wish him the best but he never quite reached his potential for what ever reason.

  50. BigWave96744 January 16, 2018 9:00 pm

    Wow, Washington Stat’s potential starting QB commits suicide

  51. suckkabooya January 16, 2018 9:13 pm

    Best wishes to him and his family. His on the field effort, heart, and intellect will be missed. I hope he has a good senior season wherever he transfers to. Thank you Mr. Collie

  52. 808WarriorFan January 16, 2018 10:48 pm

    #49 … “kapakahi” … Much Mahalo for the update … I’m not a Twitter kinda guy … sorry to hear he’s leaving … obviously my question is “WHY” … he’s been such a mainstay for the offense …


  53. Akamai Okole January 17, 2018 1:33 am

    Great Morning All!

    Welcome new Coaches!

    Aloha Mr. Collie!

    Coming home…

  54. Paniolo January 17, 2018 6:56 am

    Warrior head football coach Nick Rolovich new staff resume looks real promising with a lot of experiencing from each of the new hires.
    Now with his full staff, I am sure their out in the field recruiting, especially locally.
    Some of our top local high school football players who have received many offers from top mainland schools, would they now seriously of staying home and play for our Warrior football team? Would any of the newly, very experienced new Warrior football coaches convinced these kids to stay home?

  55. Ipu Man January 17, 2018 7:07 am

    #51 Big Wave, very sad to hear. Your link appreciated.
    “Hilinski’s most memorable outing came in the second week of the season when he led Washington State from a 21-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Boise State 47-44 in triple overtime. Hilinski threw for 240 yards and three touchdowns coming off the bench, and was carried off the field after the victory.” Hope Angels came and carried him to heaven. RIP young man.

  56. A-House January 17, 2018 7:20 am

    now, comes the time for coaches to show their mettle as recruiters and teachers/trainers

    i do hope that players committed or not will re-look UH as the place to live and play football

    school is pretty good too!

  57. A-House January 17, 2018 7:22 am

    my contribution to My Pillow — we bought 2 and the past 2 nights I really slept well — so comfortable and hugs your face — at least mine does cause I like my head to be in a relatively flat position – Mrs likes her a little propped up

    OK, no more advertisements

  58. burro sabio January 17, 2018 8:03 am

    Mr. A-House – I thought you had Mrs. A-House to hug your face.

  59. Stephen Tsai January 17, 2018 8:08 am

    New post:

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