The UH athletic department today released its future non-conference schedule:
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It was disappointing to hear that defensive tackle Keahi Watson is not on the active roster.
He is best known as being the younger brother of former UH defensive tackle Keala Watson.
I’ll remember him as a good guy who harbored a dream of playing for the Warriors — so much so that he relinquished a scholarship at Saint Francis University to transfer to UH a few years ago.
Watson, like many of the other walk-ons, used to sit on the bench between the UH athletic complex and Stan Sheriff Center while the scholarship players ate from the training table. He would talk to reporters until it was time to get ready for his first class of the day.
Most of his contributions came as a member of the scout team. He also was expected to help craft this year’s ha‘a.
We wish him the best.
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Charlie Wade officially begins his job as the men’s volleyball coach tomorrow. But Wade, who arrived in town last week, already has done some preliminary work. He has had conversations with most of the returning players.
Because Mike Wilton remains on contract through June 30, Wade will be using the first-floor office previously used by fund-raiser Lorraine Leslie, who now works for Central Union Church.