Tuinei earns scholarship

Tumua Tuinei

The son and nephew of UH football titans — Tumua Tuinei — has been placed on scholarship.

Tuinei plays safety and on special teams for the Warriors. He also is an up-and-coming standup comedian who has performed at venue across the state.

His father is Tom Tuinei, a former UH defensive lineman. His late uncle Mark Tuinei played 15 NFL seasons.

Tumua Tuinei is scheduled to earn his bachelor’s degree in December.


  1. burro sabio June 1, 2018 1:27 pm

    Ekahi, Ichi, Uno, One, Foist. Is anyone out there? Congrats to Tumua the younger.

  2. Tom-warriornation June 1, 2018 2:33 pm

    Congratulations Tumua!

    Just bought a block of 125 tickets just for Hawaii fans at the UH-SJSU road game Sept 29 at the 40 yard line behind our Warrior bench @$40 each. Text me 415-324-0585 if you want to join us! Already sold 60.

  3. cappie the dog June 1, 2018 3:59 pm

    Cal State-Fullerton is not your typical three seed.

    It’s like Wichita State having to face Kentucky in the second round(in basketball).

    I think the committee wanted to stick it to scandal-plagued Baylor.

    Go Big West!

  4. cappie the dog June 1, 2018 7:34 pm

    A Stanford player is holding up a pineapple in the dugout.

    It’s a rally pineapple.

    Is this cultural appropriation?


  5. wafan June 1, 2018 7:50 pm

    Nah. It is the international sign of welcome.

  6. Stephen Tsai June 1, 2018 9:18 pm

    Remember when the Broncos had the Orange Crush Defense?
    Hawaii tried to promote a Pineapple Crush Defense.
    Yeah, that didn’t work.

  7. roygbivs June 1, 2018 9:27 pm

    Always great to have school paid for!!

    Change of subject. Yah, didn’t work ST. Just like our mascot.

    UH needs a mascot, I think 🤔 💭 but wahut??
    Or a Lavameter at the stadiums/arena??

  8. Paniolo June 2, 2018 6:33 am

    i distinctly remembered with fond memories of Mark and Tom Tuinei playing for one of Hawaii’s great football coach Dick Tomey’s team. I believe both brothers earn Western Athletic Conference (when our Hawaii football team was part of the WAC) football honors. I am not sure, but I believe both were tops in the WAC. Congratulations Tumua…. very happy our University of Hawaii takes care our family of football players..

  9. islandman June 2, 2018 7:47 am

    SAMford baseball team beat a #7 national seed Florida St. in the 1st round (not Stanford).
    Speaking of pineapples, UH played in Poi Bowls, 1936 to 1939 and Pineapple Bowls,1939-41 and 1947-52.
    No pineapple offense, but UH had the Hula-T offense under Larry Price and they beat BYU, 15-13 in 1975 on 5 FG’s by Reinhold Stuprich, defensive coordinator Blangiardi. Next win vs BYU was 15 years later.

  10. Old School Dave June 2, 2018 8:08 am

    Congrats to Tamua for his hard work!

    Who was the former WAC baseball coach (SDSU) that smashed a box of pineapples given as a gift to visiting teams in the dugout at Murakami Stadium?

  11. clyde June 2, 2018 8:15 am

    Congrats to Tumua. The years of hard work finally paid off.

    Reaching back in the foggy memory bank, the first time I saw Tumua’s dad play was at Waianae. I’m thinking, who is that rather large kid playing middle linebacker. Think it was Tom’s sophomore or junior year. It was rare to see someone over 6 feet and 200 pounds playing linebacker, but coach Ginoza knew he had someone special.

    Reinhold Stuprich? Can’t forget that name, or the game at Honolulu Stadium.

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

    New post:

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