Amemiya is chat guest

Keith Amemiya, head honcho of HHSAA, is today’s guest on the Warrior Beat Show. You may pose questions here or on the show’s comment section. Show starts at approximately noon. Please join us.

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Davone Bess said he’s lost a few pounds, and is down to 187, in preparation for the start of OTAs next Monday. He said mini camp follows two weeks later. As for other receivers drafted by the Dolphins, Bess said: “It’s football. It’s about competition. I’m used to it.” Bess will be visiting Hawai‘i in July.

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Happy birthday to Whitney Yui, a diehard Warrior fan (and the Princess’ cousin).

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Congratulations to Hawai‘i’s top sales person, Colleen Tessler.



  1. wallstreet May 12, 2009 12:09 am


  2. AlaWaiPipeLayer May 12, 2009 12:30 am


  3. TChahng [오키나와] May 12, 2009 12:51 am

    Happy Birthday, Whitney Yui! You diehard Warrior fan, you!

  4. oxtail soup May 12, 2009 1:20 am


    Goodnight, all.

  5. ai-ee-soos May 12, 2009 1:34 am


  6. Ralph May 12, 2009 2:20 am

    top ten, most likely 6

  7. Ralph May 12, 2009 2:20 am

    quiet night, brew must be sleeping….

  8. wafan May 12, 2009 2:56 am

    A fine Tuesday to all!

  9. wafan May 12, 2009 2:57 am

    Happy birthday Whitney! Whoo-hoo!!!

  10. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 12, 2009 3:11 am

    Nitey Nite!

  11. wafan May 12, 2009 3:21 am

    Whoa! Liz only now going to sleep? Late night.

    See everyone later!

  12. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 12, 2009 3:23 am

    Haouli Lahanau, Whitney Yui!

  13. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 12, 2009 3:23 am

    wafan- I fell asleep right after dinner and just now woke up!

  14. top spin May 12, 2009 3:53 am


  15. NYUH May 12, 2009 4:04 am

    umm, what is HHSAA?

  16. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 12, 2009 4:55 am

    Hawaii High School Athletic Association

  17. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 12, 2009 5:00 am

    Keith Amemiya – Do you envision any changes coming up in the way Division I and Division II teams are designated? Mahalo for being the chat guest today!

  18. jm2375 May 12, 2009 5:25 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Top 20!!

    Keith Amemiya – do you see the OIA and ILH merging, or at least playing more interleague games?

  19. Garret May 12, 2009 5:54 am

    Happy Birthday Whitney Yui!

  20. Garret May 12, 2009 5:56 am

    This article mentions that Pisa’s problem with the Rams was that he had to play at strongside LB.

    It was hard to question his motor, but his lack of consistency frustrated observers the most. Tinoisamoa, however, was the man without a position with the move of (Will) Witherspoon from the middle back to his natural role on the weak-side. Pisa, at 220 lbs, is a little smallish for the strong-side. We speculated this might be coming earlier in the spring.

  21. Garret May 12, 2009 5:57 am

    However, it seems like he’d be a good fit for Buffalo’s D.

    Maybe patience is a virtue. After cruising through free agency and the draft without inking a starting outside linebacker, the Bills suddenly have a chance to quench their thirst at linebacker right now.

    According to’s Tim Graham, Buffalo is bringing in linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa for an interview Wednesday.

    As mentioned here on the BFR, Tinoisamoa would be a signature signing for the Bills’ defense. Buffalo didn’t add any major, veteran playmakers to a rush defense that finished 22nd in the NFL.

    Tinoisamoa is an instant starter that’d anchor the weak side on Buffalo’s defense. His ability to chase down ball-carriers is ideal for Buffalo’s version of the Tampa 2.

  22. Garret May 12, 2009 5:58 am

    It appears to be a perfect marriage from both sides. The undersized Tinoisamoa is best suited for a Cover 2 defense where speed is a premium. One Rams beat writer notes that he played at 220 pounds last season. And conversely, the Bills need a linebacker with Angelo Crowell off to Tampa Bay. Tinoisamoa led the Rams in tackling in four of the last six seasons, including 135 last year.

    Tinoisamoa can provide a big impact immediately. We’ll see if anything substantial comes out of this visit. Buffalo has swung and missed on countless visits during free agency – including Laveranues Coles – but this one makes a ton of sense for both parties.

  23. Garret May 12, 2009 5:59 am

    Not only does Pisa fit the needs of the Bills, the fact that New England is also interested in him gives the Bills a big incentive to sign him quickly. That could be very good ($$$) for Pisa.

    The blog also discussed reports that Tinoisamoa, just a day after his release from St. Louis, was already on the radar of the New England Patriots. If that isn’t extra incentive to try to get something done today on Buffalo’s part, I don’t know what is.

    In Buffalo, Tinoisamoa would man the SAM linebacker role – a position which holds the responsibilities of a weak-side linebacker in a traditional 4-3 defense. As the team’s two sure-fire starters, Paul Posluszny and Kawika Mitchell, are “thumpers” by nature, the athleticism of Tinoisamoa would be a nice complement – particularly in nickel packages, where the limited athleticism of Mitchell has been exposed.

  24. Mr C May 12, 2009 6:02 am

    Good morning tsaikos.
    Check you all later.
    Off to work.
    Have a great day everyone.

  25. Garret May 12, 2009 6:04 am

    I don’t think that Bess should be threatened by the WRs Miami drafted–with his work ethic and with his performance last season and experience in their system, he’ll be able to beat out the rookies. I think that the big question is whether or not Bess or Camarillo will be the top slotback for Miami this year…that will be a huge battle in training camp!

    It would be best if Camarillo or Bess could start opposite Ginn, since the other could then be the slot receiver. But the 6’5″ USC guy Miami drafted seems like an outside WR–he’s definitely not a slot receiver!

  26. Garret May 12, 2009 6:05 am

    Free scoop of Haagen-Dazs ice cream today from 4-8pm. I hope that the Hawaii location is participating.

  27. JaM May 12, 2009 6:18 am

    Good morning to all!

  28. JaM May 12, 2009 6:21 am

    Keith: Do you envision composite teams such as Pac-5 be allowed to participate at State tournaments as a team for ALL SPORTS (cross country or track and field)?

  29. JaM May 12, 2009 6:22 am

    Good morning Garrett!

    OK off to work.

  30. madeinhawaii May 12, 2009 6:23 am

    Do we have any Haagendaz shops in Hawai’i?

    Morning all.

  31. madeinhawaii May 12, 2009 6:23 am

    Good for Pisa.. bad for Solly..

  32. Garret May 12, 2009 6:25 am


    I checked the link and there are 3 locations in Honolulu listed.

  33. Garret May 12, 2009 6:25 am

    Good Morning JaM!

  34. Garret May 12, 2009 6:27 am


    I agree that the news seems to be good for Pisa and bad for Sol. If Pisa goes to Buffalo as a starter, their current starter become a backup and the Bills will all of a sudden look a lot deeper at LB.

  35. madeinhawaii May 12, 2009 6:37 am


    Wouldn’t you know it… all on the touristy side of Oahu. Don’t know if they’d participate since most of their patrons may be non-resident types.

  36. koakane™ May 12, 2009 6:38 am

    gooda morns tsai-ko country, sun slowly appearing and looking like anoddah humid time…..rush the AC rooms

    forgot to wish all the may babies a hippo birdie two ewe, enjoy da day, congrats to Klein on being selected pitcher of week, welcome home bball warriors may you guys have a good tune up against uvalley before the WAC tourny, good luck to track team in their conquest for a good showing at the outdoor championships.

    my vball choice for hc is cwade and not because being pressured by rob25. he did an outstanding job before and during his time with the wahines. he was well respected, represented the UH well and help developed many local talented athletics. during his tenure here not a negative incident was ever associated with him. JD give this man a chance he loves the 808 like you. To bad because I think treyes is also a good candidate but if have to choose then ……………….

  37. MeiLing May 12, 2009 6:48 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Happy birthday to da Princess’ cousin, Whitey!

  38. MeiLing May 12, 2009 6:54 am

    Oops! Whitey = Whitney

    More kope…

  39. Cindy ...cenn May 12, 2009 6:58 am

    Good morning to all! Off to help sweet Medicare
    clients. Have a good one!

  40. djmitcho May 12, 2009 7:07 am

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone has a good day!

  41. Diogenes Sinope May 12, 2009 7:25 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Amazing – Michelle Wie being comparatively high on the money list – and this is from golf and not the side stuff. She is going to break through one of these days!

  42. Kekoa May 12, 2009 7:34 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Village People!

    Another outstanding day in Hawaii Nei shaping up out there. Stay safe everybody!

  43. Colomaohana May 12, 2009 7:46 am

    Howzit, Tsai-ko ohana!!

    Happy Birthday, Whitney!

    Beautiful day in Hawai’i…wish I could be out there at the beach and wash this cold away…..Oh boy, what salt water can do, huh?!

  44. adahknowjoe May 12, 2009 7:47 am

    Gmorning gang!

  45. addahknowjoe May 12, 2009 7:50 am

    need fo wake up…

  46. Kekoa May 12, 2009 8:03 am

    Howzit A-Joe!…I was walking thru da local Safeway and seen one of doze BIG Helium Bah-loons early Sunday morning…right away I tot about how your head must be feeling braddah!

    I hope you are doing much better these daze. I put you down for Tsaiko Rehab 101. Get long waiting list, so try be patient, yeah?!

  47. Mr C May 12, 2009 8:20 am

    A joe
    Still hanging?
    Open green bottle to cure.
    Did u call my co worker yet?

  48. vballfan1 May 12, 2009 8:22 am

    Warrior volleyball getting a commitment from one of the top setters in southern California Arik Metzger 6′ 2, whose brother is former UCLA all american Brandon Taliafero.
    He choose Hawaii over UC Irvine ( probably because he feels he can start here next year)

    Things seem to be falling into place for the next coach ( hopefully Charlie Wade)

  49. warriorfanny2 May 12, 2009 8:22 am

    Volunteer exodus from Knoxville….A total of 11 Tennessee players with scholarships have left the Volunteers football program under new coach Lane Kiffin, including four since the end of spring practice….several OLM among them….

  50. MeiLing May 12, 2009 8:23 am


    I’m getting closer to moving into da hood ovah heah in Kapaakea. I got a garden plot in the community garden yesterday. Woohoo! Once I get the plot cleaned up, could you hook me up with a few kalo starts? Yum! The Tongan family in the gardens have beeg kalo(talo) plants. Mahalo nui loa!How did that meeting go?

  51. Colomaohana May 12, 2009 8:49 am

    A-joe surfaces!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hello, braddah!

  52. hilorain May 12, 2009 8:54 am

    Keith Amemiya:

    With budgets becoming smaller for the upcoming school year, is there any thought to have a one and done state tournaments (basketball, volleyball, baseball/softball)? Also, for neighbor island schools, is the HHSAA looking at getting a corporate partner for airline, hotel & ground trans. It seems backwards that neighbor island schools either need to block flights months in advance to get decent rates or book last minute. It would seem to me that the HHSAA would know how many schools would need to travel to the State Championship in each sport and could block flights, hotels and ground transportation with corporate partners.

  53. Da Punchbowl Kid May 12, 2009 8:58 am

    Good Morning All! 🙂

    Let’s hope NE makes a move on Pisa and Solly sticks with the Bills.

    Where’s Kapa’akea?

  54. MeiLing May 12, 2009 9:20 am


    Kapa’akea is the land that Princess Victoria Kamamalu owned in Mo’ili’ili. Where the Old Stadium Park is located. I’m just makai of the paka.

    Off to sign pepa for our hale. Hurrah!
    Esme & out…

  55. Colomaohana May 12, 2009 9:29 am

    Yay, Mei Ling! Sign away!

  56. Diogenes Sinope May 12, 2009 9:40 am


    “Kapa’akea is the land that Princess Victoria Kamamalu owned in Mo’ili’ili. Where the Old Stadium Park is located. I’m just makai of the paka.”

    That would be around the bowling alley? AL lives around that area. Which reminds me, where is Al nowdays? He owes me a shave ice!

  57. Kekoa May 12, 2009 9:53 am

    Mei Ling ~ Remember that your greatest resource is right there at UH…for all kine! (UH/AG people wala’au wit their plants all da time too). Gotta watch da genetics freaks tho – bumbye your kalo come 20 ft tall and weigh 4 tons!

    Ok…gotta go make my ‘prescription’ drug run, bbl.

  58. SteveM May 12, 2009 10:03 am

    Good morning everyone!

    …another work day for me…bbl

  59. d1島 May 12, 2009 10:07 am

    Great Morning All!

    Happy Birthday Whitney Yui!

    Q for K. Amemiya:

    Is there any possibility of ever seeing a double elimination tourney for baseball?

  60. d1島 May 12, 2009 10:09 am

    Onenoddah Q for him:

    What is the rationale for seeing schools like Farrington and McKinley placing teams in Div 2 in some sports?

  61. d1島 May 12, 2009 10:09 am

    Top 63!

  62. al May 12, 2009 10:16 am

    mr. amemiya

    i agree with d1 that a double elimination tournament for baseball is well in order. to facilitate this, a reduced number of teams would work. the actual number of games would be less in fact.

    a six team double elim with the top two seeds in the state getting first round byes would be a workable situation.

    teams could be:

    big island champion
    maui champion
    ilh champion
    ilh runner up
    oia champion
    oia runner up

  63. A-House May 12, 2009 10:19 am

    As the little kid says in the Tv commercial, “things are looking up” for the men’s VB team with the addition of the 6’9″ opposite and 6’2″ Freshman setter from Cali.

    Hope the setter can be just as good or BETTER than his older bro!


    No pressure from a Tsaiko, but he just seems to fit all of Jim Ds requirements for the next coach!!

  64. al May 12, 2009 10:20 am

    why does the state tournament limit its seeding to the top four only?

    this would be for all sports. every team should be seeded by the committee thus giving the top seeds the easier road for the seasons accomplishments and vice versa. the ncaa does this with 64 teams why couldn’t the smaller numbers, which are more manageable, be done here?

  65. A-House May 12, 2009 10:21 am


    your #62 – what about the Kauai champion?? they not good enough?

  66. al May 12, 2009 10:26 am

    final question………..

    its about time to reclassify all schools.
    its about time that the ilh and oia join hands.

    do you envision at least on oahu a total reclassification of all sports, schools, into a division 1, division 2, and a division 3 if need be. even if each division needed two or three subdivisions, this would be fun and attendance/revenues would probably pick up to help save some of the fledgling programs.

  67. al May 12, 2009 10:27 am

    ahouse….re: kauai

    by their own admission they have elected to participate in division 2 the past several years.

  68. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] May 12, 2009 10:35 am

    Yea for MeiLing!!!


  69. Stephen Tsai May 12, 2009 10:49 am

    Actually, two setters are coming aboard. But both setters are walk-ons, so it’s usually best to wait until August to see if they show up.
    But Jonas will be getting almost a full scholarship.

  70. Kekoa May 12, 2009 11:02 am

    Question for Keith:

    Is the Hawaiian Athletes in Action (HAIA) a legitimate organization?

    If not, your HHSHA should be looking into possible fraud being commited on our HS recruits. Apparently, this orgainization has a history of operating from the dark side.

    This hurts Doris Sullivan’s effort to run a legitimate program.

  71. madeinhawaii May 12, 2009 11:18 am

    I have a question.

    If Bob Nash had had a more successful season, would people be looking at Tino Reyes in a different light as a possible successor?

  72. homey ℞ May 12, 2009 11:40 am

    mih – No.

  73. Kekoa May 12, 2009 11:40 am

    Maybe my #70 was a bit harsh…let’s just say that there are people who are wondering what happened to the donated items that were collected for the charity intended.

  74. Kekoa May 12, 2009 11:42 am

    Thanks Al, thank you too Coach Bulla. The more we know, yeah?!

  75. A-House May 12, 2009 11:44 am


    I do not think we would look at Tino differently if Nash was more successful. At least, I would not.

    Tino, IMHO, has really taken the “quiet” road as #1 assistant to Wilton and this may hurt his overall package to be head coach. But, on the other hand, I have not really focused my attention to his coaching style and he may have made tremendous contributions to UH’s success working with Wilton.

    My biggest complaint about Wilton was his seemingly lack of ability to coach “strategically” to win crucial games or learn how to accomplish this feat. As much as I dislike Al Scates, I must admire his ability to strategize all games and rise to the top in championship games. His decisions on who plays when and unafraid to “bench” his STARS as part of his strategy to win championships.

  76. madeinhawaii May 12, 2009 11:59 am

    Thanks. Not enough self-promotion, it seems. 17 years in the background, just like Nash. I really know little to nothing about him, myself.

  77. Kazz May 12, 2009 12:00 pm


    May 12th, 2009 at 11:18 am
    I have a question.

    If Bob Nash had had a more successful season, would people be looking at Tino Reyes in a different light as a possible successor?

    Hard to say honestly…

    Personally speaking. If Nash had two winning seasons with either a WAC Championship and a NCAA bid or close to either or, I think I may be open to Tino Reyes taking the job.

    But I cannot be sure of that either.

    Thinking back to when we were looking to a new men’s basketball coach, who were the other candidates? Anyone remember? Not me.

    In the men’s volleyball situation we have seen the names of the candidates so I think this plays a role in “not favoring” Tino Reyes whereas the men’s basketball situation Coach Nash was the one name we could fall back on.

    Besides I think this has to do with the “confidence” of the fans. Personally I think UH fans in general feel more confident in the drawing power of the volleyball programs from coaching candidates from outside the state as opposed to men’s basketball. Hawaii is a volleyball-savy state with a two Division I volleyball programs that have experienced great heights. There is confidence in the fan base that we can attract/land a great coach.

    Example, Mark Presho is an assistant with a great VB program in UC Irvine and many are confident that UH can land him. If another assistant at an equally successful basketball program were to be considered for men’s basketball, how confident would most people feel about actually getting his services?

    With that in mind, I think that has to do with many people wanting/expecting someone outside of the current coaching staff of the men’s volleyball team.

  78. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] May 12, 2009 12:10 pm


  79. vballfan1 May 12, 2009 12:14 pm

    I just don’t like the idea of handing over the job to an assistant after a losing season.

    Tino is a great guy but I want Mens volleyball to pack the stands again, and I think Having Charlie Wade as a coach will help that.

  80. Stan Manley May 12, 2009 12:16 pm

    Mr. Amemiya, do you feel there should be drug testing for athletes in high school?

  81. madeinhawaii May 12, 2009 12:25 pm

    With Bob Nash… everyone talked about him taking over for years. So it seemed the natural progression of things. With the other coaching positions we don’t have anything that comes close in terms of Head Coach and Assistant Coach relationships. Coach McMackin, was a fortunate abberation.

    That brings us to the other applicants.

    Charlie Wade was very popular with fans of the Wahine Volleyball program. As such, he is a sentimental favorite. To his credit, he has also been in the midst of high level competition as a player and coach. He also has two years of head coaching experience. I wonder though, can he successfully make the transition from Women’s to Men’s Volleyball? He has been involved with volleyball on many levels including the founding of two respected Volleyball Clubs. As such, he may be an exceptional fundraiser, as well.

    Scott Wong, he’s done it all in terms of competition. While he as no head coaching experience, he has assistant coaching experience in the men’s division. He also has local ties as a Pearl City High school grad and one time volunteer coach under Dave Shoji.

    Who else are we looking at?

  82. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] May 12, 2009 12:52 pm

    Nice show, ST and PL!
    The feed was nice and smooth and the video… well, it was Tricky!

  83. Colomaohana May 12, 2009 1:18 pm

    Where IS everyone today???? You guys had one secret cc, or what?? Wait…could it be that you all are actually WORKING???

  84. Stephen Tsai May 12, 2009 1:19 pm

    shhh. we’re hiding here, coloma.

  85. Stretch May 12, 2009 1:23 pm

    hey ST – I like the video intro, VERY original way to start the show. Thanks Leila

  86. Stephen Tsai May 12, 2009 1:30 pm

    Riley was essentially forced out because the AD wanted to hire his own guy. Which means they were looking for a change.
    Wilton “retired,” which means they weren’t looking for a change.
    What I find to be intriguing is this is supposed to be the AD’s hire. But it’s the committee that appears to be making the pick.

  87. Stephen Tsai May 12, 2009 1:30 pm

    That caught me off guard. They didn’t tell me.
    So, next week, baby pictures of Leila …

  88. Colomaohana May 12, 2009 1:31 pm

    Oh! Okay…I’ll be ve-wee ve-wee quiet…..

  89. Kazz (blkberry_storm) May 12, 2009 1:34 pm


    At the same token, would the eventual new Wahine Basketball coach be the AD’s “hire”?

  90. Richie May 12, 2009 1:34 pm


    Sorry I missed the chat with Keith Amemiya today. I wanted to ask him about the rumor that I just heard regarding his possible candidacy for Lieutenant Governor in next year’s election. Maybe he’s logged in and will answer directly.


  91. Stretch May 12, 2009 1:34 pm

    ST – how inconsiderate of them NOT to tell you that they would put that video on. TERRIBLE!

    ppssssstt ….. Thanks Leila!!!!!

  92. layson May 12, 2009 1:37 pm


    May 12th, 2009 at 12:25 pm
    With Bob Nash… everyone talked about him taking over for years. So it seemed the natural progression of things. With the other coaching positions we don’t have anything that comes close in terms of Head Coach and Assistant Coach relationships. Coach McMackin, was a fortunate abberation.

    That brings us to the other applicants.

    Charlie Wade was very popular with fans of the Wahine Volleyball program. As such, he is a sentimental favorite. To his credit, he has also been in the midst of high level competition as a player and coach. He also has two years of head coaching experience. I wonder though, can he successfully make the transition from Women’s to Men’s Volleyball? He has been involved with volleyball on many levels including the founding of two respected Volleyball Clubs. As such, he may be an exceptional fundraiser, as well.

    mih, a lot of people have spoke highly of charlie wade, but my memory of him was that he was a definite upgrade to howard wallace, ex-uh wahine asst. who ended up at creighton. wade, founded magnum volleyball club in california, brought over 2 of his recruits to the program in 96 i think, jessica sudduth and jameka stevens, both who played for magnum but were not top caliber players. stevens left for cal following year and sudduth, tried her best for 4 years at hawaii. in 1999, wade saw kim willoughby on film and eventually swayed her to come to hawaii and the rest is history, although shoji may claim that it was his recruit.
    so wade , imo, has had mixed results in terms of recruiting but he does seem to appeal to the players much more than shoji ever did. imo, they key will be if wade, or whoever is named head coach, can recruit. star recruits produce winning seasons and hawaii likes winners.

  93. duffer May 12, 2009 1:47 pm

    The kid shot a 36-49 today! I guess playing with Loren was an eye opener, who BTW shot a 69….. 🙂

  94. Stephen Tsai May 12, 2009 1:47 pm

    It’ll be interesting to see how the new coach will do. Men’s VB is a different sport. A team gets to split 4.5 scholarships, which makes it tough to recruit. Women’s volleyball, I believe, gets 13 scholarships.
    Lauri Hakala had to pay more than $20,000 his first year at UH. It’s not easy to tell a Fab 50 player: We want you, but you still have to pay about $15,000.

  95. Kazz May 12, 2009 1:58 pm

    I’ve been wanting to find out for a while now but anyone noticed the shirts the baseball team wears during warm-ups?

    It says “385 … 2 of 3” on the back.

    I know “385” is in reference to the length of the center field fence from home at Murakami Stadium, but not sure what the “2 of 3” exactly means.

  96. Stretch May 12, 2009 2:00 pm

    duffer – tell the “kid” it only helps him to play with players like that. He is gaining valuable experience he can use the next 2 years!! Isn’t there one more day to kick okole??!!??

  97. layson May 12, 2009 2:01 pm


    May 12th, 2009 at 1:47 pm
    The kid shot a 36-49 today! I guess playing with Loren was an eye opener, who BTW shot a 69…..

    duffer, who is this kid? Is chan leading?

  98. kama krab May 12, 2009 2:06 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    I gotta say that Charlie Wade might be a big favorite of some people but I would like to see maybe a Mark Presho or Scotty Wong get a chance. They both come from highly regarded programs that have been part of winners the past several years. I also like Charlie Wade but it would be nice to see these guys also get a look.

    In regard to Tino Reyes, I don’t really think that he has what it takes to become a HC. I really have nothing to back that statement up but I just have a feeling that he might be even worse of a hire then Bob Nash was as an Assistant to HC hire. Nothing against Bob Nash but I really don’t see a change in game management from Riley to Bob and I really don’t want that to happen in Men’s VBall also, so I feel that looking elsewhere would be in the best interest of the team.

  99. duffer May 12, 2009 2:20 pm


    My son!

    Chan is the clubhouse leader. Last group went out at 11 something.

  100. madeinhawaii May 12, 2009 2:29 pm

    I always thought Charlie would make his way back when Dave was ready to pass the mantle. But who knows? Maybe Dave is waiting for one of his own progeny to avail him/herself.

    Mark Presho… He’s got Hawaii ties, too, as a ’93 UH grad. He is second all-time in kills 1,582 for the Warriors behind Costa Theocharidis. 8- US Open National Championships as a player with Team Paul Mitchell. 6 years as assistant at UC Irvine. Was there when they won the National Championship.

    These three … Wade, Wong, and Presho make a good field to choose from.

    Hmmm… Based on their experiences in Men’s Volleyball and level of competition they have dealt with… I’m sort of leaning Presho, Wong, then Wade…

  101. Stephen Tsai May 12, 2009 2:31 pm

    If playing against good competition makes you better, why are you playing against Powder?

  102. Stephen Tsai May 12, 2009 2:32 pm

    Or are you making her better?

  103. ShaneFalco May 12, 2009 2:53 pm

    Kazz……2 of 3 could be in reference to winning a 3 game series, however it seems that the WAC played a lot of 4 game series this season??

  104. layson May 12, 2009 2:55 pm


    May 12th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    My son!

    Chan is the clubhouse leader. Last group went out at 11 something.

    ok, didnt know but if he shot 36 for 9 holes, he has potential. ball striking wise, how does he compare to chan? may tomorrow be the day, good luck

  105. Kazz May 12, 2009 2:57 pm


    May 12th, 2009 at 2:53 pm
    Kazz……2 of 3 could be in reference to winning a 3 game series, however it seems that the WAC played a lot of 4 game series this season??

    Yeah briefly thought the same thing to, but someone reminded me about the 4 game series all year this season.

    Besides, wouldn’t “3 of 3” be better than “2 of 3”? 😆

  106. A-House May 12, 2009 3:04 pm


    Does every MVB team have the 4.5 scholarships to offer recruits?

    If yes, then every team has the same problem of attracting the so-called “Fab 50” high school players.

    If no, why the disparity?

  107. homey ℞ May 12, 2009 3:10 pm

    2 of 3 bunt attempts are successful.

  108. Stephen Tsai May 12, 2009 3:13 pm

    Every Division I team has 4.5.
    But most of the men’s volleyball talent is in SoCal.

  109. Stephen Tsai May 12, 2009 3:14 pm

    And I don’t care if UH offered full rides to the Shojis and McLachlin. They were never going to UH.

  110. Kazz May 12, 2009 3:14 pm

    homey ℞:

    May 12th, 2009 at 3:10 pm
    2 of 3 bunt attempts are successful.

    Ah! BUT how come get “385” on the shirt too? Unless… Well… that’s one MEEAAANNNN bunt!

  111. Jason May 12, 2009 3:19 pm

    I think everyone here recognizes Charlie Wade as a top candidate for the Wahine job when Shoji retires. What I’m wondering is this — are there any viable female candidates that could push strongly for that job? I can’t say I know all the assistants or the history of the program too well, so the only names I can think of are Tita Ahuna and Kari Ambrozich. Any others, and are they qualified enough?

  112. Stretch May 12, 2009 3:20 pm

    Re: 101 & 102 – it just feels good to play with PP…. wait, were you talking about golf?? hahahaha

    okay bad joke

  113. Kazz May 12, 2009 3:20 pm


    Speaking of disparity. Doesn’t the baseball team have like 11 or so scholarships? The baseball team has like 20+ players on the team. Whereas NCAA Division I softball teams can have up to 12 players on scholarship, granted they are not full schollies, but the difference in total personel in baseball and softball is significant enough that the ratio between scholarship allotments between baseball and softball seems off.

    I think I need to be corrected with these #s though… ST?

  114. homey ℞ May 12, 2009 3:26 pm

    If no can 385 then you better 2 of 3.

  115. duffer May 12, 2009 3:26 pm


    ok, didnt know but if he shot 36 for 9 holes, he has potential. ball striking wise, how does he compare to chan? may tomorrow be the day, good luck

    He’s a few levels below Loren in the mind department. That kid is good!

    Stretch has potential too! 🙂

  116. homey ℞ May 12, 2009 3:26 pm

    Wait, you play with PP in a foursome???

  117. Jason May 12, 2009 3:27 pm

    Kazz: Maybe because of Title IX? Football does offer 85 scholarships, could be so that there’s equality. I’m not sure, though.

  118. kama krab May 12, 2009 3:31 pm


    I think for the women’s side you could also look at Detra Collins (sp?) as a viable candidate for the women’s position with ties to Hawaii. I think she is still at UNLV if I am not mistaken and has had a pretty decent run there, but I do not disagree with those choices either. Just throwing out another name.

  119. warriorfanny2 May 12, 2009 3:36 pm

    In the super regionals, where the NCAA field is reduced to 16 teams and 8 sites, the series is decided by best of three.
    The 8 winners than advance to Omaha for the College World Series.

  120. top spin May 12, 2009 3:41 pm

    Scott Wong–a three time all american, gold medal winner at 2001 world games, asst coach of 2005 national championship pepperdine, currently asst. at pepperdine
    has ties to southern calif
    Of all the cadidates whom do you think has the most potential?

    Whom would get along best with his players?

    I think it would be Scott Wong

    And not a coach that hasn’t coached on the mens level, like CW.

    Picking Scott Wong would be the logical choice, a coach that the players can look up to–and be eager to play for

    I cringe to think that they’d consider CW or anyone else.

  121. layson May 12, 2009 3:43 pm

    kama krab:

    May 12th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    I think for the women’s side you could also look at Detra Collins (sp?) as a viable candidate for the women’s position with ties to Hawaii. I think she is still at UNLV if I am not mistaken and has had a pretty decent run there, but I do not disagree with those choices either. Just throwing out another name.

    san diego st.

  122. jm2375 May 12, 2009 3:49 pm

    ST – so, does Dave Shoji still have to pay the rest of the tuition for both his kids at Stanford? 😯 I guess what I’m asking is, if an athlete gets a partial athletic scholarship, are they still eligible for other financial aid?

  123. Kazz May 12, 2009 3:50 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    May 12th, 2009 at 3:13 pm
    Every Division I team has 4.5.
    But most of the men’s volleyball talent is in SoCal.

    JUICE!!! JUICE!!!

  124. Kazz May 12, 2009 3:52 pm


    May 12th, 2009 at 3:27 pm
    Kazz: Maybe because of Title IX? Football does offer 85 scholarships, could be so that there’s equality. I’m not sure, though.

    Sounds plausible, but seriously there is nothing “equal” about the disparity between the scholarship availablity between women’s volleyball and men’s volleyball.

  125. Kazz May 12, 2009 3:54 pm


    May 12th, 2009 at 3:49 pm
    ST – so, does Dave Shoji still have to pay the rest of the tuition for both his kids at Stanford? I guess what I’m asking is, if an athlete gets a partial athletic scholarship, are they still eligible for other financial aid?

    Oh! Big school li dat get plenny 😉 “financial aid” 😉 for the gifted athletes. 😉 Mwhahahahahahahahahaha!!! 😈

  126. kama krab May 12, 2009 3:54 pm


    Thanks for the link. She is looking like a real good candidate if she ever decided to come back to the islands. I new she was making a name for herself but I did not know that it was to such a great extent. Once again thanks for the link.

  127. NYUH May 12, 2009 3:57 pm


    # LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer!:
    May 12th, 2009 at 4:55 am

    Hawaii High School Athletic Association

  128. Kazz May 12, 2009 4:03 pm

    Wow… It was briefly brought up before about the eventual retirement of Dave Shoji from the Wahine program.

    Imagine the expectations to come after the “Shoji Era”? MORE so than the expectations of Coach Mack in 2008 following the 2007 season.

    Thus far we are at, what? 13 consecutive WAC Championships and seemingly countless NCAA appearances along with our good share of final 8 and final 4 appearances.

    As impatient as some UH football “fans” can get, there will almost be no room for error or an “adjustment” period from the Shoji Era to the eventual new head coach of the Rainbow Wahine volleyball program.

  129. Mr C May 12, 2009 4:06 pm

    How about we start a tsaiko softball team? Who would join?

  130. kama krab May 12, 2009 4:08 pm


    You right brah. The next Wome’s VBall coach will be the most scrutinized coach on campus. I think even more than the Football Coach because of all the tradition that Shoji has built during his time here. I going feel bad for the next coach if they can not live up to these great expectations of the program.

  131. Kazz May 12, 2009 4:11 pm

    Mr C:

    May 12th, 2009 at 4:06 pm
    How about we start a tsaiko softball team? Who would join?

    Rah-jah. … wait… fastpitch or slow?

  132. Mr C May 12, 2009 4:14 pm

    Slow of course.

  133. kama krab May 12, 2009 4:16 pm

    Mr C,

    You can count me in to if you going make one team. Neva play in about two years now.

  134. wafan May 12, 2009 4:21 pm

    Mr. C . . .

    Count me in for being out in left field. I figure nothing coming my way!

  135. Kazz May 12, 2009 4:22 pm

    Mr. C,

    I’m down.


    Better than me. I haven’t played in about oh… a decade!!! 16yrs old… much better days! Physically at least! 😆

  136. forward spin May 12, 2009 4:24 pm

    on the subject of picking the next mens volleyball coach at UH

    I hope the committee goes with the IQ choice

    that being said it should be scott wong

    hands down IMO

    Look at all the candidates and think which would bring the most to the table

    and bring the most continuity to the mens volley ball program–SW

    I can see everyones sentimental favorite–CW bringing less to the table and perpetuating less continuity with the players–IMO

    but u guys go rah rah for CW, but don’t say i didn’t warn you

    SW the best choice

  137. Kazz May 12, 2009 4:24 pm

    You know who would be good at shortstop?



  138. al May 12, 2009 4:28 pm

    shoji……at first it was thought that dave would retire when his boys hit the college trail. however, he managed to still watch his sons since the seasons are independent of each other. thus, that thought passed rather quickly.

    at 60+, dave enjoys a nice income and soon both sons would be on there own. although besides the partial volleyball scholie both sons get academic scholarships as well.

    dave’s competitive desire and love for sports are making it tough for him to leave athletics altogether. the usual rounds of golf will not satisfy his need for sports which has been such a great part of his life since his childhood.

    methinks, dave will coach at least until his competitive desires burns out or he wins another elusive ncaa championship or for health issues(which by the way is not an issue as he is as healthy as one could be at his age.) or he reaches a rather mature age.

    a few years ago, he said, casually, he never thought about retiring. he has become so much a part of the institution and the institution has also become so much a part of dave shoji.

    …nuff said

  139. PowderPuff May 12, 2009 4:35 pm

    Re softball: I can yell from behind homeplate. I learn by observing Master Yeller at the Les.

    Re golf: My lips are sealed. What happens on the course…

    BUT like duffer said, Stretch sure has potential. The best story I told Rob25 at the KK was when we were looking for his ball and he said, “it couldn’t have gone past here.” Well, we eventually found his ball — about 100 yards further down. Sheez.

  140. Kazz May 12, 2009 4:40 pm

    FYI Mr C.,

    I have a friend that is interested also. He’s a regular at the tailgates and a few here already know him. He currently plays 3rd base for his league.

  141. Kazz May 12, 2009 4:46 pm


    Coach Shoji can stay as long as he wants. I think many can agree on this. He is a few players away from finding that one squad that will get them back to the Final Four and to another national championship.

    Barring any soon-to-be retirement announcements within the next few years I think he’ll be able to go that distance with the Wahine again before he calls it “quits”.

  142. madeinhawaii May 12, 2009 4:51 pm

    Speaking of VolleyBall Coaches…

    How’s the Women’s Basketball Coach search going? Have they whittled the list down to a top 5, yet?

  143. BG May 12, 2009 5:14 pm

    Thanks Layson for the link at #121. Good to see that she did well at Cornell. She had that one good year at UNLV in ’98, but the program did not do well ’99-‘2003. I believe her contract was not renewed and she caught on with the Ivy league.

  144. wafan May 12, 2009 5:16 pm

    I agree, whom ever replaces Dave Shoji will be hard pressed to not just continue the program but to improve it . . . quickly. Not much breathing room will be provided or allowed.

  145. wafan May 12, 2009 5:27 pm

    Right now, though, the issue is finding and then retaining good, if not great, men’s VB and women’s BB coaches. Motivation to learn the island culture and politics will be a definite must.

  146. warriorfanny2 May 12, 2009 5:38 pm

    The Utah Valley series will give Coach Trap 4 games to retool and bring his pitchers around. We know they need to mix their pitches with the off-speed stuff and still maintain control and work the count to their advantage.
    LaT, SJSU, SAC, NMSU are all good hitting teams….NEV, like UH is below .300 but they too can be explosive.
    Bottomline, we need to take the bull by the horn and control our own destiny. That means win the first 2 and play from the winners bracket.

    If we lose the first or second game we will need to go 5 or 6 games to comeback through the loser’s bracket.
    Given our lack of depth at pitching, it aint happening.

  147. al May 12, 2009 5:39 pm

    …and dave has evolved over the years. nowadays, you see him whooping it up and celebrating with the girls. he has become a lot more personable as well with the public.

  148. al May 12, 2009 5:42 pm

    wf2…..true that it is a long road through the loser’s bracket. but, i always coached that “if you say you can’t then you won’t.”

  149. d1島 May 12, 2009 5:54 pm

    Great Warrior Beat Show.

    Appreciate Keith Amemiya responding as openly as he did; it is clear that trying to play a role that keeps everyone at the table is not an easy one!

  150. warriorfanny2 May 12, 2009 5:54 pm

    Im callin it like i see it….win the first 2 games and play one less game in a 6 team tournament format….the odds are never 100% until every team is eliminated, but it sure puts a 2 win team on day 2 at a strong advatage….if they lose early, naturally you invoke the rah rah n horah stuff….what coach wouldnt?

  151. d1島 May 12, 2009 5:56 pm


    Hopefully, someday we’ll see that double elimination format in baseball.
    (listening to Pal on L&L this morning say that Dave Eldredge had worked out a 12-team format that wouldn’t take much more time to complete than the present single-e format.)

  152. al May 12, 2009 6:33 pm

    d1…they can do it if they want it. tournaments all across the nation have double elimination stuff. its good for the tournament and traveling teams(neighbor islands) can still play minimum two games or more.

    there are so many formats and matrix for these kind of tournaments. its not difficult. heck, the youth leagues use it all the time.

  153. warriorfanny2 May 12, 2009 6:34 pm

    In a six-team double elimination format, emphasis is on winning the first game even if it means hookin early.
    Basically, you are trying to save a game on the way to the championship.
    The mindset is to win.
    The coach knows it, the players know it–they have been playing baseball since they were in kindergarten.
    Everyone in baseball knows it aint over till the last out, but we arent talking about reachin that point cuz if u r u r in a heap of trouble.

    So, if you need to yank early, your pitcher will still have an arm later on if your team survives to the final 2 or day 4.

    As an example, against Fresno State (4 games–3 days) last THURS, a do or die series for Hawaii, Jayson Kramer was uncharacteristically off and yielded 5 hits and 2 BBs in 1.1 innings–Trap hooked our ace….recall against LaT Kramer went 9 gave up 5 runs but 3 were unearned and he pitched well.
    On Sat, Kramer came in to pitch the last 2 plus innings of the second game and gained a save and preserved a win for us. He gave up an unearned run.

    If you are preaching “we can comeback” before the tournament begins you arent instilling confidence in my mind.
    Talk should be focused on being aggressive at the plate, running smart on the basepaths and executing on D.

    Look if we draw LaT, our batters better go over ole Jeb’s pitching patterns cuz they were dropping behind in the pitch count and he was toolin our hitters with his off-speed stuff and his fastball was looking 10 mph faster than it actually was travelin…
    How mant times did he KO Vinnie and McD on a high fastball out of the zone–yep, three times.
    How many times did he drop a curve on the first pitch to Kolt? gettin the picture?

  154. al May 12, 2009 6:34 pm

    d1…the reason i hinted at a six team tournament was to get a response. i know they would never reduce participation by 50%.

  155. al May 12, 2009 6:35 pm

    and the quote of the day belongs to none other than stephen tsai.

    ilh salary caps?

  156. Rob25 May 12, 2009 6:37 pm

    Just thought that I would give you Wade’s information from the Pacific website. It will add a little more insight than has previously been mentioned here. BTW, when he was an assistant with Cal State Fullerton, I am fairly certain it was with the men’s team.

    Good luck to all of the candidates! I think that JD will make the right decision for the program.

    Wade put the Tigers back on the winning path in 2007, guiding Pacific to an 18-9 mark in just his second season. Wade and the Tigers earned three tournament championships in 2007, claiming the Nike / Portland Invitational, the Asics / Pacific Invitational and the 29th Annual Community Bankers Classic title. The Nike / Portland Invitational Championship was Pacific’s first tournament title since 2004. Wade also led the Tigers to an upset victory over No. 20 Cal Poly, 3-1, on Sept. 29.

    In his first season at Pacific, Charlie Wade led the Tigers to an 8-21 record, including a 3-11 mark in the Big West Conference. The Tigers battled through a myriad of injuries in 2007, but showed significant improvement as the season came to a close.

    Wade’s influence helped several Tigers reach impressive individual honors as Johanna Hilbers (Omaha, Neb.) earned All-West Region.

    During the spring of 2007, Wade was named the head coach of the USA Volleyball Senior Select Team. Joining Wade on that squad were Hilbers and senior Alexa Anderson (Los Gatos, Calif.) as the trio led the team on a two-week tour of Argentina.

    Wade came to Pacific after spending 11 years at the University of Hawai’i with the Rainbow Wahine volleyball staff, nine as an associate head coach to Dave Shoji.

    During his 11 years at Hawai’i, Wade’s main responsibilities included being the program’s primary recruiter, breaking down film, producing scouting reports and providing technical training during practices. Wade helped guide the Hawai’i women’s volleyball team to 11 conference championships (one Big West and 10 Western Athletic). This span includes a remarkable conference record of 160-1 and an impressive overall record of 310-39.

    In post-season competition, Wade helped guide the Rainbow Wahine to 11 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, six Regional Finals (’95, ’96, ’98, ’00, ’02, ’03), and four Final Fours (’96, ’00, ’02, ’03). Hawai’i played in the NCAA Championship match in 1996. During his 11 years, Hawai’i produced eight All-Americans and 18 All-America awards, including two National Players of the Year.

    In addition, the Hawai’i women’s volleyball program received national recognition for each recruiting class Wade brought to Hawai’i. Charlie was 3-0 as acting head coach for the Rainbow Wahine, when Shoji was away from the team to attend to personal matters.

    Wade started his coaching career as a club coach in 1986, and founded the Magnum Volleyball Club, which is regarded by many collegiate coaches as one of the top junior programs in the country. He was the head coach of the Anaheim, Calif., club and coached eventual Rainbow Wahine standouts Kristal Attwood, Kee Williams, Sarah Chase, Heather Bown and Jessica Sudduth. Former Tiger Tracy Chambers played for Wade at Magnum Volleyball Club.

    He also founded the Southern California Volleyball Institute in 1993 and served as the executive director. The 17,000-square foot volleyball training facility features four courts, offices, weight and training rooms and a pro shop.

    Wade broke into collegiate coaching in the late 1980’s and served as an assistant coach at Cal State Fullerton for two years while finishing school. He earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in 1991.

    In his first five years with the Hawai’i program, Wade also coached the Rainbow Asics club team, where he coached Rainbow Wahine players in All-American Lily Kahumoku and All-WAC selection Nohea Tano, as well as former standout Margaret Vakasausau. Also on his teams were former Minnesota setter and current U.S. Olympian Lindsey Berg and former Loyola Marymount captain Kealani Kimball.

    Wade is married to former University of Washington player Tani Martin. The couple have two children, Makana (4) and Kainoa (2).

  157. forward spin May 12, 2009 6:44 pm

    8-21 his first season

    2008- 12 and 16 rah, rah

  158. Kazz May 12, 2009 6:46 pm

    “Tsaiko Softball”?


    “Tsaiko Tsoftball”?

  159. Kazz May 12, 2009 6:47 pm

    Wade is married to former University of Washington player Tani Martin. The couple have two children, Makana (4) and Kainoa (2).


  160. Rob25 May 12, 2009 6:49 pm

    Here are the write ups about the other three semi-finalists from their university’s website:

    Mark Presho

    Mark Presho is in his sixth season with the Anteaters as an assistant coach.

    Presho is a 1993 graduate of the University of Hawaii where he earned All-American honors as a junior and senior. He is second all-time in kills 1,582 for the Warriors behind Costa Theocharidis, who was ruled ineligible by the NCAA but his statistics remain.

    A former national team member, Presho went on to have a successful career on the Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball 4-Man Tour playing for Team Paul Mitchell, where he won a league championship. He has won eight US Open National Championships with Team Paul Mitchell.

    The Orange County native is a graduate of Edison High School.

    Scott Wong

    Scott Wong, a former Pepperdine All-American, is in his second stint as an assistant men’s volleyball coach at Pepperdine, and the 2009 season will mark his fourth year with the Waves.

    He first coached at the Waves in the 2005 and 2006 seasons, then returned for the 2008 season.

    In the three previous seasons he has been an assistant coach in Malibu, Pepperdine’s teams have gone 60-21 (.741). The Waves won the 2005 NCAA championship and advanced to the NCAA final in 2008.

    During the 2006-07 school year, he was a volunteer assistant coach for Hawaii’s women’s volleyball team. The team won the Western Athletic Conference championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight.

    Wong’s previous coaching experience includes the Santa Monica Beach Club 16s and 18s. He also led the Oaks Christian High School girls’ team to a conference championship.

    Wong was a successful four-year player for the Waves from 1998-2001. He was a three-time AVCA All-American, earning first team accolades in 1999 and 2000, and a four-time all-conference honoree. In 1998, he was named Freshman of the Year by both the AVCA and the MPSF.

    After finishing his collegiate eligibility, Wong earned a spot on the U.S. National Team in the World League. He was honored as the flag bearer during the 2001 World University Games in Beijing, China, where he helped lead the team to a gold medal.

    Wong also made a successful transition to the beach game. Beginning in 2002, he finished as high as second in the 2007 New York AVP Tour event and earned rankings as high as #16 individually and #6 as a team. He still plays occasionally at tour events.

    A native of Pearl City, Hawaii, he graduated from Pepperdine in 2001 with a degree in business administration. He earned a master’s degree in education at Loyola Marymount in 2005.

    He married the former Tamar Hassing in December 2007, and they reside in Venice Beach, Calif.

    Tino Reyes

    University of Hawai`i men’s volleyball program would not be the same without Warrior associate coach Tolentino “Tino” Reyes at the side of head coach Mike Wilton. Reyes has been an integral part of the Hawai`i men’s volleyball program.

    Entering his 15th season as Wilton’s right hand man, Reyes has been instrumental in helping build the Hawai`i program. His recruiting efforts and work with the team’s setters and defensive strategy insights have proved invaluable leading the Warriors to the school’s very first NCAA Championship (2002) in any men’s sport.

    Under Reyes’ watch, several Warrior setters have had great careers in Manoa. Erik Pichel earned American Volleyball Coaches Association first-team All-America honors in 1996. Curt Vaughan became the school’s all-time assists leader a year later, while former Warrior setter and current assistant coach Mason Kuo became just the sixth player in Hawai`i history to amass more than 2,000 career assists.

    In 2001, Kimo Tuyay became the latest in a long line of decorated Warrior setters earning Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Co-Freshman of the Year honors. He also tutored former UH setter Brian Beckwith, who was a first team All-American in 2006 and twice garnered all-MPSF honors.

    He also aids the Warrior volleyball summer camps as well as assisting Wilton in recruiting national and international players.

    Reyes played for Wilton and later was an assistant coach with the Cal Poly’s women’s team, helping the Mustangs to national recognition and success.

    Reyes coached for UH under Dave Shoji for two seasons before joining Wilton. He also coached at Southern Illinois and Weber State as an assistant coach.

    The native of the island of Molokai was head women’s volleyball coach at Oregon State and Chaminade.

    Tino and his wife, Susan, have four children: Jaylan Kainoa, Ryan Kapono, Jonah Nainoa and Emma.

  161. COPO May 12, 2009 6:55 pm

    Kama krab – I respect what Dave Shoji has done with womens volleyball, but please! more scrutinized that mens Div.1 footballcoach in Hawaii, you must be joking, the disparity in salary alone should give you a hint.

  162. A-House May 12, 2009 6:59 pm

    kama crab:

    I will support the tsaiko softball team from the stands!

    My playing days are long over!

  163. forward spin May 12, 2009 7:00 pm

    scott wong

    He first coached at the Waves in the 2005 and 2006 seasons, then returned for the 2008 season. currently asst. coach at pepperdine

    2005-national champs

    2008-final four

    2006-volunteer coach for uh wahine, elite 8

    don’t u see a winner?

    3 time all american, played on the avp tour, gold medal winner in 2001 world games

    dont you think he knows the game as well if not better than the other candidates? I would think he does.

  164. NYUH May 12, 2009 7:14 pm

    Anybody remember these guys?

    RB: Inoke Funaki, Jayson Rego, Kimo Alo, Kahekili Kalalau Leon Wright-Jackson, Kennedy Carlson, Hogan Rosehill, Joey Cadiz
    WR: Greg Salas, Rodney Bradley, Billy Ray Stutzmann, Kealoha Pilares, Daniel Lofton, Royce Pollard, Jett Jasper, Corey Paclebar, Ryan Henry Jon Medeiros, Dustin Blount, Jovonte Taylor, Rick Taylor, Matt Kiel, Jeremiah Ostrowski, Troy Lauduski, Joe Avery, Mike Tinoco, Malcolm Lane

  165. Stephen Tsai May 12, 2009 7:29 pm

    OK, I didn’t realize that certain e-mail accounts don’t have, well, trash pickup. So I didn’t empty my main account since January 2008. I had, like, 5,000 messages. It took me about an hour to get rid of them.

  166. Stephen Tsai May 12, 2009 7:40 pm

    Seems like a good group of finalists.
    Everyone tells me that Scott Wong is really good coach.
    I’ve observed Tino Reyes the past nine years, and he’s a pretty good coach, too.

  167. duffer May 12, 2009 7:40 pm


    doesn’t click on the first e-mail, press Shift + click on the last e-mail, then press Delete work?

  168. Garret May 12, 2009 7:45 pm

    Bess think that the drafting of Pat White will really boost their Wildcat offense.

    Several players expressed excitement about Pat White’s addition and the prospect of even more offensive creativity. Although Ronnie Brown loved operating the Wildcat, he said it was ”good” Miami drafted White and will not be disappointed if White assumes that role.

    ”This will take our team to another level,” Davone Bess said.

  169. Garret May 12, 2009 7:47 pm

    I like how enthusiastic this writer is about Buffalo bringing Pisa in for a visit tomorrow.

    Tinoisamoa makes sense for the Bills because he has been productive both over time and as recently as last season. The Hawaii product averaged about 5.3 tackles per game over his time as a Ram, which includes 104 in 2008 to lead the miserable team. He’s also managed 10 sacks over his six years.

    More relevantly, the San Diego native is a good player who’s also a good match for his potential new team. At 6-foot-1 and 240 pounds, he corresponds with Buffalo’s linebacking vision of players whose size is irrelevant because they’re too quick for blockers to catch.

    While both current linebackers are mildly fair options as starters, that shouldn’t prevent the team from pursuing Tinoisamoa, who’s an enhancement over either. It’s a chance they’ve passed upon previously this offseason; in fact, the Bills have stuttered in terms of upgrading at weakside linebacker. But they’ve stumbled upon a consistently productive veteran who nonetheless only turns 28 on Sept. 7, one week before their opener.

    The Bills should consider a talented linebacker’s sudden free agency as a sign. Tinoisamoa just fell from the sky into their reach, perhaps because his first and previous team went 2-14 and could be looking to start over everywhere. It could also just be about money — the Rams acquired $2.25 million in cap space by jettisoning the 2003 second-rounder. Now, would Buffalo pony up as necessary to land a quality third linebacker?

  170. Stretch May 12, 2009 7:48 pm

    Stephen Tsai:
    May 12th, 2009 at 7:29 pm
    OK, I didn’t realize that certain e-mail accounts don’t have, well, trash pickup. So I didn’t empty my main account since January 2008. I had, like, 5,000 messages. It took me about an hour to get rid of them.

    I bet there were about 4,999 that you did not RESPOND

  171. el guapo May 12, 2009 7:50 pm

    The hiring of the next UH President is going to be more important than either of the coaching hires in setting the tone of athletics in the coming years.

  172. Garret May 12, 2009 7:51 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want to read the off-topic stuff.

    The European Union is funding the development of a new generation of biometric scanners that would identify a person by their brain activity and heart beat.

  173. Garret May 12, 2009 7:51 pm

    Material is being produced that is 100,000x heavier than water and more dense than the core of the Sun! Researchers are looking at deuterium to be an energy source of the future.

  174. Garret May 12, 2009 7:51 pm

    I think that this Oregon professor has a great idea and I hope that his Green Classroom Toolbox is able to improve the state of our often-ignored public school classrooms.

  175. Garret May 12, 2009 7:52 pm

    This Washington Post column wonders how the newspaper industry can be saved. He mentions that the Washington Post is in talks with Google on a possible collaboration.

  176. Garret May 12, 2009 7:52 pm

    Two men thought they were peeing on an unoccupied car…until the owner of the car came out of the car and beat them up with a golf club.

  177. Garret May 12, 2009 7:53 pm

    Free play links pau.

  178. Garret May 12, 2009 7:54 pm


    I’m guessing you never saw my e-mail offer to get you access to the NFL Network on your laptop (or phone) so that you could monitor the NFL draft while you were covering the Warrior Bowl…

  179. Garret May 12, 2009 8:02 pm

    Without knowing any of the candidates and being in the room during the interviews, I don’t feel that I know enough to know which of the candidates would be best for men’s volleyball. There are such excellent candidates among the finalists, so I trust that JD and the committee will pick the right man…and there are probably two or three finalists that would do an awesome job at UH.

    There is a HUGE difference between the men’s volleyball and basketball positions at UH–this was discussed earlier in the blog today. Here are some reasons:

    The fan support and TV/media coverage for men’s volleyball at UH is greater than that at any other school in the country…UH basketball is different.

    The conference that the men’s volleyball team plays in is the best in the country and the schedule is probably the most attractive in the country…the WAC is not at the same level as a basketball conference.

    Hawaii high schools regularly produce some of the top recruits in the country in volleyball…no comparison between the D-IA recruits in volleyball and basketball in Hawaii.

  180. Stephen Tsai May 12, 2009 8:09 pm

    1. I respond to most.
    2. Whoops, missed that one, Garret.
    3. Duffer is Bill Gates compared to me.

  181. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 12, 2009 8:22 pm


    “Matt’s (Terl- Official Redskins Blogger) most valuable insight was regarding the competition for the number two quarterback spot, after three days of camp Matt is not ready to cut Colt Brennan”

  182. jm2375 May 12, 2009 9:56 pm

    anybody around?

  183. jm2375 May 12, 2009 9:56 pm

    blog clock slow again….

  184. jm2375 May 12, 2009 9:57 pm

    Did everyone go over to Kelli’s blog and post?

  185. jm2375 May 12, 2009 9:57 pm

    GO BOWS!!

  186. jm2375 May 12, 2009 9:57 pm


  187. jm2375 May 12, 2009 9:58 pm

    Clubhouse raid time?

  188. jm2375 May 12, 2009 9:58 pm


  189. jm2375 May 12, 2009 9:59 pm

    “You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down.”

    Me? 😯

  190. jm2375 May 12, 2009 9:59 pm


  191. jm2375 May 12, 2009 10:00 pm

    ST, A-house – how goes it in Maunawili?

  192. jm2375 May 12, 2009 10:02 pm

    myki – hope you’re feeling better.

    Still can’t shake this frackin’ cough. 👿

  193. jm2375 May 12, 2009 10:02 pm

    everybody still feeling the effects of Sat’s KK?

  194. jm2375 May 12, 2009 10:05 pm


  195. jm2375 May 12, 2009 10:05 pm

    Hola mis amigos!!

  196. jm2375 May 12, 2009 10:06 pm

    on the way to 200….

  197. jm2375 May 12, 2009 10:06 pm

    what’s the record for consecutive posts?

  198. al May 12, 2009 10:08 pm


  199. jm2375 May 12, 2009 10:08 pm

    Jason – how many more exams till freedom?

  200. al May 12, 2009 10:08 pm

    17 straight

  201. jm2375 May 12, 2009 10:08 pm

    Hi al!

  202. tail spin May 12, 2009 10:08 pm


  203. jm2375 May 12, 2009 10:11 pm

    anybody think gas will hit $3 (on Oahu) this summer?

  204. Ralph May 12, 2009 10:18 pm

    season ticket deadline extended to may 15…i guess ticket sales were down or the computer got swamped and couldn’t handle the last minute load…Hardly anyone sat in yellow V with me last season so I can procrastinate until August…only time there were fans up there was during the WSU game and another time when a coach brought a lot of kids some of whom got in trouble with the police for throwing rubbish from the top of the yellow to the concourse…

  205. kama krab May 12, 2009 10:35 pm


    I understand where your coming from. I just said that because Hawaii’s Women’s VBall team has not really had a losing season for a while, if not ever under Dave Shoji, So I just feel like if a new coach came in a bomb, people would not think twice about axing this coach after one or two losing season’s. At least in Football we gave a coach three years to put us down the tube. That’s all I’m saying, putting salaries and whatever aside and just looking at the tradition of the program.

  206. MeiLing May 12, 2009 11:02 pm


    Lo Han Kuo tea for your cough. You can find it in Chinatown, flat green & white box w/ a pic of the fruit (brown) on the box. I found it in a store on Alakea St.

    ‘night all…

  207. al ™ May 12, 2009 11:12 pm

    oh hi there jm4-5789

    sorry i interrupted your quest for a record. i think bighilo2 wrestled that record away from garret earlier this year.

    btw, where is bighilo these days?

  208. al ™ May 12, 2009 11:13 pm

    i don’t think gas will hit three bucks.

    and what’s this lo han kuo tea?

  209. al ™ May 12, 2009 11:17 pm

    hey jm0411

    i got that same cough now for two weeks. doc says bronchitis/asthma. come to think of it i had this last november as well.

    better go chinatown tomw.

  210. al ™ May 12, 2009 11:32 pm

    so just who is the fifth vb coach candidate?

  211. Kekoa May 12, 2009 11:32 pm

    Al ~ BHF2 called me at around 8 PM this eve. Just chit chat. He’s been busy at work getting an early start on building his tadamush for Vegas.

    He also coaches da keeds in sports, and guides a group of seniors thru paddling sessions. Not much time for the ‘puter by the time he gets home. Main thing is he is in good health, and eager for this Spring to bounce us into the season opener!

  212. […] The Warrior Beat | UH football, University of Hawaii athletics … […]

  213. jm2375 May 12, 2009 11:36 pm

    hey al,

    I’m into my 3rd week with this frackin’ cough. Been sleeping on the couch for over a week

  214. Kekoa May 12, 2009 11:41 pm

    Kekoa has left the building…whoops! wrong door…locked myself in the closet…ah..shhhh…Helooow…anybody? Oh criminee…this is nutz! Janitor will prolly show up soon…I hope. (tsai)

  215. Esme May 12, 2009 11:52 pm

    Psssst. Anybody still up? :mrgreen:

    Just wanted to invite the Tsaikos to enter the drawing on the Pink Side, where we are giving away tickets to this Sunday’s baseball game, UH vs. Utah Valley.

    *runs away before ST can hit the smu button*

    Whoosh! 😀

  216. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 12, 2009 11:53 pm

    jm2375 – nice run there! boohoo to the cough though… sorry you missed the KK.

  217. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 12, 2009 11:53 pm

    Nitey nite and Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  218. Jason May 13, 2009 12:02 am

    jm2375: One more each on Thursday and Friday. I really should study for those. Maybe not now, but will definitely start in the morning. Thankfully, I can sleep in tonight. 🙂

  219. SteveM May 13, 2009 12:17 am

    Someone sent me over 100 photos of last Saturday’s Karaoke Call. Thanks! Compared to the meager few I’ve put up so far, I was like the proverbial “kid in the candy store” looking at them. Wow! 😆

    Really jogged the memory — yes, it was the best BIG Karaoke bash at Krazy Karaoke to date. But since I normally don’t use pictures on my photo web pages that could be embarrassing….. Tsigh… maybe I can find 2-3 more suitable photos tomorrow. Shucks. 😐

  220. Esme May 13, 2009 12:22 am

    SteveM, that’s a mighty small percentage. I guess that indicates a large proportion of embarrassing to nonembarrassing activity. 😀

  221. whitey May 13, 2009 12:35 am

    greetings from san carlos az. don’t know what this place looks like yet as just arrived via hawaiian air. air temp is in the 60s’. so far, didn’t see geronimo running around, but i expect him to show up sometime while we are here.

  222. whitey May 13, 2009 12:37 am

    very good discussion about who should be the next men’s vb coach. at least all those considered have very good credentials and whoever is successful in getting the position, i wish him/her well.

  223. whitey May 13, 2009 12:40 am

    ok, time to go to bed as it is 3:50 am here at geronimo’s home.

  224. bighilofan2 May 13, 2009 2:01 am

    Behold Tsaikos. :mrgreen:

    Howzit howzit. Been awhile. exhausting,
    “encouraging” people. :mrgreen:
    😯 been doing alot of encouraging. 😀

    Sue was in DC this past weekend, got a Skins Dirt Bag shirt. Awesome. I wonder what Matt Terl meant, about Colt, exactly.
    sounds encouraging though.

    good morning. hope all is well with your family.

    sorry I couldn’t attend the farewell for your lovely. Blessings to you and your family. I was sending off one of my close friends this past Sat. life goes on.

    I wisht I was there. sounds like you had a blast.

    Welcome home guy. have more fun with the family.

  225. bighilofan2 May 13, 2009 2:02 am

    Good for Haku to share some love and grindz with his teammates.

  226. bighilofan2 May 13, 2009 2:11 am


    from your perspective, who would have the IT factor for UH MVB for the next 10yrs?
    i mean, with Wilton publicly annointing his success, and this new star protege coming and announcing now, don’t you get the feel that the search is a motions thing?

    but if you’re right about who would pack the stands, why do you think Wade would pack the stands? Does he really have IT? Is he a difference maker? The other “finalists” sound great. All of them.

  227. bighilofan2 May 13, 2009 2:17 am

    Hiya Ralph. you around?

  228. bighilofan2 May 13, 2009 2:33 am

    hoboy, gonna be fun racing this Sat.
    this year we get a 55 men, 55 women, 55 mix, 60 men and 60 mix teams. we only had a 55 men last year, and only sometimes at that. good fun getting ole peeps dreaming of glory days again 😀
    lookin at demselves, tinkin “yes I can” day say dat aftah day tell me

    “no mo coach, pull me out… side pain side pain.” 😀

    times like dat i tink of Gordy Shaw and Chris Tormey, and ask myself how would they respond to da wusses…

    usually i jus give em moa “encouragement” 😆 😆

    bwahaaaahaaaa :

  229. bighilofan2 May 13, 2009 2:55 am

    Congrats to all the Warriors who are getting degrees. A big plus in their lives.

  230. bighilofan2 May 13, 2009 3:00 am

    and while most of our nation struggles with the economy

    know that life goes on in Washington DC as usual. businesses in Alexandria, VA public and private, act like there is no care in the world.
    people shopping, going out to dinner and theatre, upbeat. gotta be Obama. or Warrior fever. 😀

  231. bighilofan2 May 13, 2009 3:02 am

    i wonder if 250 is realistic

  232. bighilofan2 May 13, 2009 3:02 am

    when will the posse show up

  233. bighilofan2 May 13, 2009 3:03 am

    reps coach reps

  234. bighilofan2 May 13, 2009 3:11 am

    okay gangee,

    keep up da good work for Warrior Nation. aloha. woosssshh

  235. wafan May 13, 2009 3:29 am

    Joyous Hump Day!!!

  236. Diogenes Sinope May 13, 2009 3:29 am

    BHF2: I don’t know – who stays up this late to post? 250? Got to rely on our Mainland brethren for that!.

  237. Pomai May 13, 2009 3:30 am

    Just to let everyone know, my daughter and her family will be leaving today with me to go back to West Virginia to hold yet another service for my beautiful Pua. We will leave today and return the following Monday.

    I would like to thank Jerry for capturing one of the saddest yet joyous times of my life; I will treasure it for the rest of my life Mahalo Jerry

    Also I want to thank all of the Tsaikos who attended our memorial and those who sent their condolences an where there in spirit.

  238. d1島 May 13, 2009 4:05 am

    Great Morning All!

    Safe journey for you and your daughter Pomai.

  239. d1島 May 13, 2009 4:08 am

    Nice reading about Tes Whitlock getting his degree this weekend 🙂

    Hopefully the Stadium Authority can bring some parity to UH and the rest of the WAC with regards to parking/concession/signage revenue…

    I like that Coach Trap says they are playing to win this weekend…need to have the Big Mo going into the tourney.

    …early mission today.

    Have a terrific day erryboddy….


  240. myki May 13, 2009 5:09 am

    Good morning to all!!

    Have a safe trip Pomai and family. Hope I’m well enough to meet you next week. Darn cold is just lingering and I’m missing too many

    Looking forward to seeing some of you at baseball this week.

    You all have a great hump day!

  241. Garret May 13, 2009 5:13 am

    Congratulations to Tes Whitlock! Getting his degree is a great example for other players from the past and for regular students too.

  242. Garret May 13, 2009 5:14 am

    Note on how Samson missed the Raiders’ minicamp. The Raiders really seem to miss him…*10* fumbles on the QB-C exchange!

    Missing both practices with injuries were O’Neal (knee), C Samson Satele (shoulder), TE Zach Miller (sports hernia), WR Javon Walker (knee), WR Arman Shields (knee) and DE Derrick Burgess (flu). Sitting out the afternoon session were Gallery and G Paul McQuistan.

    Maybe Walter didn’t miss much when he abstained from the Raiders’ recent quarterback camps. The QBs left 10 center exchanges on the ground Friday — five by Gradkowski, four by Garcia and one by Russell. The miscues occurred with a variety of centers.

  243. Garret May 13, 2009 5:17 am

    Kudos to BSU coach Chris Petersen for his big donation back to BSU, and for trying to get others to follow his example. I didn’t realize that most of his salary comes from donors, not BSU.

    Coach Petersen, wife donate $150,000 to Boise State

    Boise State football coach Chris Petersen and his wife, Barbara, pledged the money to the College of Business and Economics building.

    Micron previously agreed to donate $12.5 million, but the school needs to raise $5 million in matching funds by the end of the year to receive the gift. The university has raised $2.2 million so far. Petersen hopes his donation will spur others to contribute.

    “We’ve been blessed to be here, to be part of this university, to be part of this great community,” said Petersen, who is the highest-paid employee in the state, though most of his $1.11 million salary comes from outside sources.

  244. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 5:28 am


  245. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 5:29 am


  246. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 5:29 am


  247. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 5:30 am

    Realistically, it’s the mainland AND

  248. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 5:30 am

    Insomniac Tsai-kos!

  249. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 5:31 am

    Safe and comfortable trip Pomai and daughter!

  250. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 5:31 am

    See ya on the flip side!

  251. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 5:31 am

    So there!

  252. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 5:40 am

    COLT WATCH- er- sorta.
    Ben Folsom muses:
    “What I think will happen is this: regardless of their finish this season, barring a Super Bowl run, team leadership will start telegraphing that they are looking at quarterbacks in the 2010 draft, perhaps Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford, perhaps Texas’ Colt McCoy, maybe even a disastrous pick like Florida’s Tim Tebow.

    Washington is taking a quarterback in the first round next year. If they cannot get their guy at their selection they will trade up to get him, package up lower picks, 2011 second or lower round and or players to move up if they have to. Then Jason Campbell can go (%&@#) himself, the team will have their new quarterback and Jason will be a restricted free agent. They will toy with him before ultimately letting him go after declining to match his next offer.”

    Colt Brennan = bupkis?

  253. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 5:51 am


  254. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 5:53 am

    Good luck to the Atlantis crew for successful Hubble mission and safe return!

  255. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 5:54 am

    Ok. Time to bocha and HiHo!

    jm2375- your turn!

  256. jm2375 May 13, 2009 5:57 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Hi Liz!!

    Did someone let Kekoa out? 😆

    My poor kid pulled an all-nighter finishing up a project due today. They only had 3 days to do it. School ends Tuesday for them with Wednesday being their traditional day at the water park.

  257. jm2375 May 13, 2009 6:00 am

    Liz – knowing Snyder’s love of the new and shiny, I wouldn’t be surprised if they drafted a QB next year in the 1st couple of rounds. Can’t we lock Snyder out of the war room? All the Skins need him for is to sign the checks!!!

  258. jm2375 May 13, 2009 6:01 am

    Jason, Kelli – good luck on your finals!

  259. JaM May 13, 2009 6:10 am

    Good morning everybody and have a great day!

    Bighilofan2: good to see you up so early..Brie and I and other daughter will be on Big Island this weekend for States Track and Field. Should be an excellent event. Got kid from Kau very fast.

    ok off to work…

  260. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 6:18 am

    “The young billionaire runs the team more like a first-time fantasy-football manager.”

    Third worst NFL team owner…
    Oh well. COLT shall succeed, sometime, somewhere!

  261. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! May 13, 2009 6:20 am

    Out da door- hi ho and have a GREAT DAY, no matter where you are and what you are doing!

  262. Mario May 13, 2009 6:23 am

    That was the trickiest Run DMC I have every seen! Awesome Mr. Tsai.

  263. bighilofan2 May 13, 2009 6:40 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    JaM, Brie
    Sorry I’ll miss you at the T&F States, but have a GREAT day!
    will be at Kailua pier all day.

    okay, gotta check da email. hi ho. wooshh

  264. djmitcho May 13, 2009 7:02 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos! It’s Hump Day! I am looking forward to my first Saturday off in over a month. It’s almost here

  265. djmitcho May 13, 2009 7:04 am

    Have you seen the doctor yet? I am on my 2nd z-pack…I seem to have a some bronchitis that wants to linger a little longer. I’ve been hacking for over a month

  266. duffer May 13, 2009 7:26 am

    You think this is ever gonna fly?

  267. Kekoa May 13, 2009 8:09 am

    Duffer ~ Good morning!

    UH carries the stadium authority’s water, and has earned the right to pay even more. Business as usual for this State. No wonder they’re broke!

  268. whitey May 13, 2009 8:26 am

    good morning tsaikos from the land of geronimo and his friends.

  269. whitey May 13, 2009 8:31 am

    kekoa, greetings from the apache nation, HOW!!!!! this place get mountains and plenty keawe trees. haven’t seen the other “natives” (rattlesnakes, gila monsters, lizards, etc) yet.

  270. whitey May 13, 2009 8:35 am

    duffer, tell da kid to concentrate cause it looks like he doing the same thing when we played at mcc. make the turn, then bring it home. tell him i cheering for him.

  271. duffer May 13, 2009 8:35 am


    I hear the darkside is in a deep recession since you left! 🙂

    Looking for a stimulus package from the government.

  272. MeiLing May 13, 2009 8:37 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Gotta boogie to the farmer’s market. Stopped by to say HI!


    No like the kalo from UH w/ modified DNA.

    K, Esme & whoosh…

  273. Diogenes Sinope May 13, 2009 8:43 am


    Maui is not the same without you there! What’s happening in darkest AZ?

    Good morning Tsaikos!

  274. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] May 13, 2009 8:54 am

    Hey whitey! Didn’t anyone tell you? May is the time to LEAVE the Valley, not visit!
    West PHX High Class of 196*

    :mr green:

  275. Da Punchbowl Kid May 13, 2009 9:17 am

    Good Morning All! 🙂

    It looks the other “kid” is kickin’ butt. Best of luck to him.

  276. Da Punchbowl Kid May 13, 2009 9:23 am


    Thanks for that link about UH and Aloha Stadium. This has been a sore spot and we have been discussing this issue here since this blog began. The most telling information regarding this issue is the fact that UH is the *ONLY* WAC team which doesn’t get revenue shares from it’s football venue. UH deserves more than a “break”, it truly deserves and sorely needs a piece of the pie! The mere fact that this whole arrangement has been allowed to continue for so many years is shameful. IMHO

    correction above: “looks like”

  277. Colomaohana May 13, 2009 9:32 am

    Howzit, Tsai-ko ohana!

  278. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] May 13, 2009 9:34 am

    :mr green: = :mrgreen:

    Hi Big C!

  279. Colomaohana May 13, 2009 9:36 am

    Hey Liz!

  280. SteveM May 13, 2009 9:53 am

    Good morning everyone!

  281. whitey May 13, 2009 10:30 am

    not really in the valley, but in the mountains where the apache nation have their home. it is much cooler than the valley and last night was in the 60s’ and i think today will be around 90, but clear skies and very gentle breeze.

    thanks for sending me info about the recession on the dark side. i am going to be like gandhi and not contribute to the recovery of the darkside merchants. hahahahahahaaaaaahhh!!!!!!!!!!

  282. al May 13, 2009 10:57 am

    al ™:

    May 12th, 2009 at 11:32 pm
    so just who is the fifth vb coach candidate?

  283. A-House May 13, 2009 11:13 am


    What you doing in Arizona? Hooking trout? Shooting goats? or just cooling your jets getting ready for the 2009 UH FB season?

  284. KeHoeff May 28, 2009 10:48 am

    hey this is a very interesting article!

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