McLachlin new UH men’s volunteer coach

Spencer McLachlin is replacing Mauli’a LaBarre as volunteer assistant coach this season.

Think it was more of a time issue for LaBarre, who is an HPD officer with several young children.

McLachlin is rehabbing a shoulder injury. He had been playing in Greece. He’s hoping to go back and play pro.


  1. islandman September 10, 2014 10:04 pm

    A poster on another site said Dave said on L & L show that Nikki will play in spots this week and then full time next week.

  2. warriorfan September 10, 2014 10:30 pm

    Awesome, always been a fan of Spencer.

    Great news about Nikki, I hope she can hit/play front row against UCLA with Kahakai serving and playing back row for her

  3. warriorfan September 10, 2014 10:37 pm

    The reason I’d hope she can play against UCLA , is because UH really needs a win over a top 30-50 rpi team. I definitely wouldn’t play her against Utah State and USF.

  4. mei mei September 11, 2014 9:05 am

    Great Article on Kalei G – Cindy!

  5. Ki September 11, 2014 10:52 am

    WF: I think Dave was thinking of having her play back row sporadically instead of front row since her arm is NOT fully recovered. Blocking balls in the front row could aggravate the injury and prolong the healing process.

  6. cocobean September 11, 2014 10:56 am

    Fans should go on the PBS web site to catch the L & L show. It’ll address a lot questions people have raised about Nikki, the line up and practices.

  7. runbows September 11, 2014 2:22 pm

    Cindy: do not know if my question got filtered out.. however try again..

    Actual heights of Greely and McGill… they are listed as 6’2″ and 6’1″ respectively..Olivia, definitely looks taller than 6’1″.. since you are at courtside, are Kalei G. and Olivia M. both about 6’3″ as SA article and coach Shoji mentions?

  8. Pete Jek September 11, 2014 3:54 pm

    So if Nikki Taylor plays in the backrow, will she hit the pipe set?

  9. Not an Expert September 11, 2014 4:29 pm

    Coach try a new strategy. Plan this season with the young promising players and the return of Nikki to peak at the end of the season. Prepare the young ones if they have greater potential than the level of the current starters whereby at the end of the season and the playoffs, these young women will have a better chance to go for the national title. Again play the freshman if you know given the opportunity and over the course of the season they will be better than some of your current starters.

    Like a great mind once said how can one get different results if they keep on doing the same thing. For once forget about the RPI and if you get into the postseason play wherever they send you with that Wahine Warrior Attitude.

  10. Geno Tamayo September 11, 2014 5:01 pm

    Any word if the UCLA vs Hawaii game will be a sellout last year it was if I remember right

  11. Cindy Luis September 11, 2014 5:25 pm

    1. As mentioned earlier, that she was hitting from the 3-meter in practice. Doubt seriously if she’d play in the front row. They don’t want to risk re-injuring the elbow. Which is how it was injured twice this summer, in blocking.

    8. That’s what she’s been practicing. They wouldn’t use her just for passing.

    10. doubt that it will be a sellout. last year was a special match, the day after Shoji became the all-time winningest coach.

  12. Cindy Luis September 11, 2014 5:33 pm

    7. I asked Greeley if she was 6-3. She said ‘in shoes’. She has been this height since eighth grade.
    Magill does look taller than the 6-1 she is listed. some of that is she is so thin (150 pounds)

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