Hawaii athletics: Compliance officer Richard Greene heading to Auburn

Richard Greene, UH's director of compliance, is joining Auburn as assistant athletic director. / Photo by Stephen Tsai

Sometimes, it seems Richard Greene is everywhere.

He’s at UH football practices at 7 in the morning and basketball practices at 3. He’s at the Nagatani Center all day. At Les Murakami Stadium, that scoreboard often is being run by … well, Rich.

And then when it’s 9:50 on a Thursday morning, and there’s Rich at Ala Moana Center’s Satellite City Hall, you realize, he is everywhere. Especially since an hour-long coffee hour in his honor started at 9 a.m.

Through this week, he was the athletic department’s director of compliance — a thankless job that has the same qualities as an IRS agent, RA and police officer. But he displayed the best of those skills. He provided advice instead of audits, told people to “keep the noise down” instead of writing up tsk-tsk reports, and was definitely the “good cop.” UH officials rest peacefully at night because people like Rich were always on the job.

He is leaving UH, and heading to Auburn as a assistant athletic director. He will be missed.


  1. ai-eee-soos August 23, 2019 11:46 am


  2. ai-eee-soos August 23, 2019 12:00 pm

    Kanoa Leahy on Artie Wilson’s show –

    Rolo / Kanoa on KGMB TV, at 9 pm.

  3. ai-eee-soos August 23, 2019 12:08 pm

    Any thoughts / comments ???


    Posted: Aug 23, 2019 / 11:11 AM HST / Updated: Aug 23, 2019 / 11:11 AM HST

    BYU freshman linebacker Hirkley Latu has entered the NCAA transfer portal.

    The former Kahuku standout announced on social media this morning that he is leaving BYU.

  4. bg August 23, 2019 12:14 pm

    Noticed in the football insert this morning that Eletise was listed. Is this a mistake or has his appeal been granted?

  5. bg August 23, 2019 12:25 pm

    Hey Richard! God’s speed on your new post. Mahalo for your efforts on behalf of all the sports and the university!

  6. turfwar August 23, 2019 12:47 pm

    Maybe a future Hawaii AD in the making.

  7. bg August 23, 2019 12:55 pm

    Thanks also to ST, Brian, and others who put together that blockbuster of a football insert in this morning’s paper. Creativity and in-depth reporting for the hungry fans was on full display. After going through it, I am officially in full lift-off mode for the game tomorrow! PUMPED. Understandably, no one in the football writers’ universe (except for our very own), is willing to predict a Hawaii win. So be it, all the better for the shock value the headlines will have on Sunday.

    Vegas appears to be favoring a wild shootout. Don’t think I buy all of that. Both teams have bettered their D from last year. Tate may be healthy and ready for a Heisman year. However, their receivers are untested. So, do you think Arizona will push their ground game like Hawaii opponents did last year? If they do and are somewhat successful, that eats up the clock. On the other hand, if Hawaii jumps out to a quick lead and has the offense rolling, AZ will have to throw more.

    What I’ll be looking for is this: Arizona knows that Hawaii knows the AZ wr’s are inexperienced AND that AZ’s strength is running the ball. So, will they try to cross HI up by passing in the first couple of series? And what about Hawaii? AZ knows HI wants to pass and will probably setup to counter that. But, no one knows what Coach Rolo will do. Shovel pass on first down? Can’t wait for the game to start!!!

  8. Inyoface August 23, 2019 1:04 pm

    Didn’t know it was Kaimana’s senior season, that came by quick!

  9. Stephen Tsai August 23, 2019 1:23 pm

    Like I said, I’m confident Eletise will be cleared for the Oregon State game.
    In fairness, that’s fair.

  10. Ipu Man August 23, 2019 1:24 pm

    Arizona will run wide left, and wide right, with their beefy linemen knocking down our thinner
    defensive line like Wisconsin.

  11. Stephen Tsai August 23, 2019 1:24 pm

    Then again, maybe Rich Greene can live up to the hype and get him cleared by kickoff.

  12. Stephen Tsai August 23, 2019 1:25 pm

    Ipu Man
    I was binge watching their games. They’ll try to run up the guy a lot, too.

  13. Stephen Tsai August 23, 2019 1:29 pm

    My pull-it-outta-the-okole prediction is Taylor will have a subpar game. The real threat, I think, is the big No. 2 back.

  14. Andrew August 23, 2019 3:34 pm

    Yahoo Sports writers are predicting a high-scoring close game both ways.


    Bromberg: Arizona 41, Hawaii 33

    Cooper: Arizona 44, Hawaii 38

    Forde: Arizona 51, Hawaii 44

    Thamel: Hawaii 48, Arizona 46”

  15. cappie the dog August 23, 2019 3:50 pm

    I choose Thamel’s reality.

  16. Stephen Tsai August 23, 2019 3:55 pm

    I’ve learned things never go as planned. We’ll probably be looking at each other at halftime wondering: this is all the points?

  17. Da Punchbowl Kid August 23, 2019 4:13 pm

    Mahalo, aloha and a hui hou, Mr. Greene. Best to you in the future.

    Alls I gots to say is that I see the Warriors in a win!

    The old rust bucket’s gonna be rocking!


  18. sackkabooya August 23, 2019 11:35 pm

    Finally time. Let’s go! See you guys at the game.

  19. Chicken Grease August 24, 2019 7:22 am


  20. oneseason August 24, 2019 8:27 am

    Looks like it will be a hot and humid day for the away team. Hawaii 24 – Arizona 23

  21. A-House August 24, 2019 9:21 am

    yesterday’s morning ‘pull out’

    Arase Mose’s name was missing from the OL — is he red shirting or production error???

    his Dad and Tuilete’s dad were teammates on McKinley’s 1998 team with MasaBoy — they tied Kahuku for the White division championship — McKinley’s winning PAT was disqualified because an interior lineman extended his arms along the LOS

    it will be a tough one today — unfortunately, Tuscon is hotter than Hawaii — hope coaches chose to practice indoors all fall practice — but Hawaii’s “humidity” will be the killer!!!!!!!!

  22. burro sabio August 24, 2019 10:50 am

    Mr. A-House, he’s there, #70. No give us heart attack next time!

    Good luck to Richard Greene. Compliance in the SEC sounds like a daunting task haha.

  23. seewhy August 24, 2019 11:46 am

    IT’S GAME DAY!!!!!

  24. Stephen Tsai August 24, 2019 11:46 am

    Chicken Grease:
    Game day, baby!

  25. clyde August 24, 2019 12:42 pm

    OK, feeling a little deflated by Maui’s loss at the LL World Series. Hopefully, a UH football win can salvage the day!

  26. winning August 24, 2019 12:51 pm

    We’ll see if last years bowl game performance will carry over to this year. If it does, AUWE!!

  27. Jack Flash August 24, 2019 1:00 pm

    Game day is finally here. Go Warriors!!!

  28. Stephen Tsai August 24, 2019 2:59 pm

    New post: https://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=50751

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