Warrior Beat: The gang’s (almost) all here

Alumni roll call (from left): Rich Miano, June Jones, George Lumpkin and Dan Morrison/Photo by Stephen Tsai

In a spring practice that turned into a mini reunion, five former UH coaches attended today’s 2-hour workout on the grass field.

June Jones, who has been in town since the beginning of the year, leaves this weekend for his third season coaching the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.

Dan Morrison, a former UH quarterbacks coach, has been observing spring practice. Morrison has decided not to return to Hamilton this coming season.

Former UH coaches Kanani Souza, George Lumpkin and Rich Miano also attended today’s practice. In 1995, Souza and Lumpkin served as UH’s offensive and defensive coordinators, respectively.

A little college knowledge: Miano also served as a UH head coach — interim, actually, but it still counts — between Greg McMackin‘s release and Norm Chow‘s hiring.

Kanani Souza and George Lumpkin
Rich Miano being interviewed by Bobby Curran (with Mathias Berbel on the left and Aaron Custodio in the background)


  1. Da Punchbowl Kid April 4, 2019 10:52 am

    Foist by golly!

  2. Boolakanaka April 4, 2019 10:53 am

    Buahahah – Lumpkin is still all arms and no legs!

  3. Da Punchbowl Kid April 4, 2019 10:57 am

    Hail, hail da gang’s all here! Those guys need to touch the koa mana board inside at locker room exit.
    I’m holding you responsible making sure they do that, Stephen. Lotsa mana on the sidelines there!


  4. tom-warriornation April 4, 2019 10:57 am

    So great to see our former coaches giving support to our current team.


  5. Da Punchbowl Kid April 4, 2019 10:59 am

    *inside the locker room exit that should read above

  6. Inyoface April 4, 2019 12:08 pm

    Hopefully next year they’ll play all 4 quarters, even with a marginal lead in the first half.

  7. Chicken Grease April 4, 2019 12:42 pm


  8. Na Alii Pride April 4, 2019 1:17 pm

    Great to see that they all still support the program and Rolo. Changing gears real quick ST, any news on basketball recruits?

  9. wafan April 4, 2019 3:34 pm

    Whoo-hoo! If only it were possible to harness their collective knowledge and use it every play, every game, every year. Welcome back, coaches!

  10. suckkabooya April 4, 2019 3:52 pm

    Testing 1,2,3 testing.

  11. Inyoface April 4, 2019 4:30 pm

    Jets new uniforms look a little familiar.

  12. Coachdb April 4, 2019 5:01 pm

    I see Wilson is the shining star at DB so far! Coach said he’s being called “Wilson Picket” leading the team again with interceptions!

  13. DaveLetterMan April 4, 2019 5:12 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos!
    According to Coach Abe there’s 6 CBs and 10 Safeties in Spring camp. But everyone is waiting for a certain DB from FL to arrive.

  14. rabbit ears April 4, 2019 6:30 pm

    OJ Hamilton Yeah. I remember you.

    JJ is wearing his golf shoes to practice again 🙂

  15. Maddog50 April 5, 2019 5:48 am

    Good to see two former teammates June and George-

  16. A-House April 5, 2019 6:56 am

    looking for Rolo’s email address — want to send him something sent to me.

  17. burro sabio April 5, 2019 7:11 am

    Mr. A-House, it’s rolovich@hawaii.edu

  18. A-House April 5, 2019 12:34 pm

    thanks, Burro!!!

  19. suckkabooya April 5, 2019 12:40 pm

    Would be a pleasant surprise to have the secondary as the defense’s best position group.

  20. suckkabooya April 5, 2019 12:53 pm

    Testing 1,2,3, testing

  21. Liz Kauai April 5, 2019 1:12 pm

    So happy to see you all here, Coaches!

  22. Ipu Man April 5, 2019 2:32 pm

    Coach Jones said he wants to five wide-outs…

  23. Ipu Man April 5, 2019 2:34 pm

    …wants to “use” five wide outs

  24. islandman April 5, 2019 5:53 pm

    Hawaii Men’s Volleyball @HawaiiMensVB
    1 hour ago
    SOLD OUT!!! Tomorrow’s #SeniorNight match is officially a sell-out. First #HawaiiMVB sell-out since 1997!!

  25. Chicken Grease April 5, 2019 7:07 pm

    Per Artie Wilson’s show on 1420AM this morning, looks like June Jones and some other investors (Artie included?) have invested in the old Wo Fat building. Gonna spice it up, make it into a restaurant.

  26. burro sabio April 6, 2019 8:35 am

    #22 – Artie is definitely taking his 3% cut of the sale.

  27. boolakanaka April 6, 2019 12:20 pm

    Word in the street is that the Lions fly out Ursua to meet in person in the Motor City…

  28. cappie the dog April 6, 2019 4:36 pm

    burro sabio: That’s comedy gold.

  29. cappie the dog April 6, 2019 4:40 pm

    This is a deeply flawed analogy but the AAA Padres spent a little more money this season, and they’re batting above .200 and not languishing in last place. They are so “loaded”(for them), Greg Garcia isn’t starting as I anticipated.

    Softball is winning, but they have to win the Big West. Sub-100 RPI.

    I don’t have a handle on the baseball team yet.

  30. cappie the dog April 7, 2019 12:38 pm

    C’mon, Fighting Irish. You don’t want the head coach who probably is all for rolling back Title IX guidelines on college campuses that protect the accuser instead of the victim, and told parents at a pep rally to punch people in the face if they besmirch Baylor’s good name. It disappoints me to see Baylor on any Hawaii team’s schedule.

  31. Stephen Tsai April 8, 2019 8:44 am

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=49341

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