Charlie Wade will receive a five-year contract to serve as the Warriors’ head volleyball coach.
The deal is worth more than $100,000 annually in base pay.
Because the deal falls within the position’s current salary range, the appointment only needs approval from UH president David McClain and Manoa chancellor Virginia Hinshaw.
Wade succeeds MIke Wilton, who is retiring from the UH system after 17 seasons as the Warriors’ head coach. Wilton’s contract runs through June 30. He begins his job as the assistant coach for the Brigham Young women’s volleyball team July 1.
Wade officially starts June 15 as UH’s head coach.
Wade had an impressive in-person interview Wednesday, earning the widespread praise — and recommendation — from the six-member selection committee. AD Jim Donovan also attended the sessions, but did not take part in the post-interview discussions among committee members.
Wade was a long-time assistant under Rainbow Wahine coach Dave Shoji. He currently is Pacific’s head coach.
Wade’s wife is from Hawai‘i, his children were born here, and he still owns a home in Kailua.
Tino Reyes, Mike Sealy and Scott Wong were the other finalists.