Pi‘ikea Kitamura, a versatile player during his UH career, has joined the Rainbow Warriors’ baseball staff as a volunteer assistant.
Kitamura is a Kamehameha-Kapalama alumnus who was valued at UH as an infielder, backup catcher and leader.
Jerry Kleman, an assistant coach last year, departed the program this summer. Mike Brown was hired to fill a coaching position that was initially vacated when Rusty McNamara and his family decided to move to Italy last year.
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It was another successful Tip-Off event for the men’s basketball team.
The capacity crowd filled the Stan Sheriff Center and successfully bid on cool items, such as NCAA Final Four packages, Kobe Bryant-autographed jerseys and a helmet signed by Joe Montana and Dwight Clark (featuring a drawing of “The Catch”).