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.