LB Gouveia joins Warriors

Dalton Gouveia — the son of Polynesian Football Hall of Fame member Kurt Gouveia — officially joins the Warriors today.

Dalton Gouveia is a recent graduate of Charlotte Christian High in North Carolina. He arrived in Honolulu on Saturday, attended an orientation yesterday, and begins the bridge program today. (The bridge is two summer classes that run up to the start of training camp in August.)

Dalton Gouveia said he is 6 feet 1 and 230 pounds. He projects to compete at inside linebacker. His father, Kurt Gouveia, coaches UH’s outside linebackers.

Dalton Gouveia is expected to sign his scholarship agreement this week.

“I’ve played football since I was little, and it’s always been my dream to follow my father’s footsteps,” the younger Gouveia said. “This was just the next step. I have to work hard, be humble, and try to be the best.”

His brother, Jeron, recently was hired as the Warriors’ intern for defense.

Here’s the Star-Advertiser article: Dalton Gouveia

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UH setter Jennings Franciskovic and outside hitter Kupono Fey led the U.S. Junior national team to the silver medal in the U21 Pan American Cup.

Jennings Franciskovic and Kupono Fey
Jennings Franciskovic and Kupono Fey



  1. Pomai June 29, 2015 7:45 am

    A family affair.

  2. jeezy33 June 29, 2015 7:56 am

    Not sure I understand this move unless coaches sons can go on scholarship without counting against the 25 per year.

  3. H-man June 29, 2015 8:19 am

    Nice for father and sons to be able to do this as a family. Good for the Warriors. Does Kurt live in North Carolina in the off season? Maybe he can recruit more players from that area. Previous coaches tried to recruit players from the Washington DC and Maryland areas with little success. Did our pipeline in Florida dry up?

  4. jeezy33 June 29, 2015 8:52 am

    3. Did we really have a pipeline in Florida under NC? Until one of the Floridians end up being good football players, it just seems like we just signed 3rd tier guys. Diocemy can change that if he has a break out year.

  5. (Jesse)James June 29, 2015 9:04 am

    Good morning Tsaikos….

    Nice to hear that father and sons can be together with the Warriors….although, having a dad as a coach and a son as a player can be a difficult situation. 🙂 Wishing them the best. 🙂

  6. Stephen Tsai June 29, 2015 9:06 am

    Tom Mason coaches the inside backers so father/son won’t be working together

  7. ponojr June 29, 2015 9:07 am

    read an article that he signed back in April along with HS teammate

  8. Ipu Man June 29, 2015 9:11 am

    For Diocemy to have a breakout year, he needs to have the football.
    And play more. Give the kid a chance. Give him the football.

  9. Andrew June 29, 2015 9:13 am


    He did show what he’s capable of during the Wyoming game. They didn’t use him as much as they should have after though

  10. Inyoface June 29, 2015 9:25 am

    Did Diocemy gain weight? Seemed a little on the small side last year.

  11. Stephen Tsai June 29, 2015 9:39 am

    Saint Juste did gain weight.

  12. islandman June 29, 2015 9:48 am

    Give Paul Harris the ball, if he can learn the system and keeps free of most injuries.

  13. (Jesse)James June 29, 2015 9:56 am

    Thanks ST. I figured as much since the elder Gouveia handles the outside guys….but I knew guys whose dads didn’t directly coach them and it was still difficult… 🙂 But I also know guys whose dads were their position coach and it worked out ok as well….

  14. bowwar June 29, 2015 10:01 am

    What is the status of the other JC running back we recruited?

  15. A-House June 29, 2015 10:32 am

    me ly key the beginning of the Gouevia legacy at UH!

    any word in the pipeline on recruiting the ILB son of the Naval Academy? should be a senior this year – 6′ 3″ and 240 #s.

    word if the Kona “bumbucha” running back got his AA and coming home to play football?

  16. Stephen Tsai June 29, 2015 11:32 am

    Bow war:
    Mel Davis? He is scheduled to arrive just before camp.

  17. turfwar June 29, 2015 11:42 am

    The large Big Island RB/DT committed to Utah last week.

  18. H-man June 29, 2015 12:16 pm

    jeezy33, yes, I think there is/was a Florida pipeline. I’ll include Louisianan in the count because it was the same recruiter working the region. Here are the players. that comprise a large part of the defensive secondary – Ne’Quan Phillips (FL), Merrell Jackson (FL), Jerrell Jackson (LA), Daniel Lewis Jr (LA), Rojesterman Farris (FL). There’s DE Marquis Fairchild (FL) and RB Diocemy St. Juste (FL). I’ll also add Nick Nelson (MD) to the group. I’ll call this a pipeline. A pretty good one.

  19. H-man June 29, 2015 12:50 pm

    Oh, and I might add, that’s right in the heart of SEC country.

  20. bowwar June 29, 2015 1:01 pm

    Thanks ST! Yes, Mel Davis…Does it look good for him to make it to UH? If not, is there a Plan B?

  21. bowwar June 29, 2015 1:07 pm

    Losing Fangupo is a disappointment considering all the hype he received…

    Dunno why posts are being delayed… 🙁

  22. A-House June 29, 2015 1:08 pm


    guess UH gave up on David or did the pasture look greener on the other side??

    is this why UH got the other JC DT?

  23. A-House June 29, 2015 1:09 pm

    H-man #20:

    guess the SEC was not interested in their services

  24. Maddog50 June 29, 2015 1:17 pm

    Really like the additions. Hopefully I can count so with some last minute additions there must be some subtractions. Does not matter because it’s gonna be……anyway I like the latest additions. Always optimistic I think things are moving rapidly in the right direction—more wins!!!! Go Warriors!!!!!!

  25. A-House June 29, 2015 1:19 pm

    I had the most stupidest dream recently.

    UH was 4 – 0 after 4 games and ranked within the top 10 for beating Ohio St and Wisconsin on the road!

    now, that is really stupid and god awful wishful thinking!

  26. A-House June 29, 2015 1:30 pm


    as a kid we learned the following song that foretold of a future event decades later:

    Manu wella boy
    My de ah boy
    U no mo hila hila
    No mo 5 sense no more house
    ala paki ea moi moi

    how times have changed in our society — be it a chosen way of life or forced to

  27. jeezy33 June 29, 2015 1:48 pm

    19. Pretty sure you are mistaking Daronte Jones and Chris Demarest. I know Daronte had connections in Louisiana and East Coast area such as DC, Maryland. Demo brought in Kirkwood up in NY and the Florida kids. Honestly, none of the Florida guys have done much at all. Trayvon Henderson already took over Marrell Jackson spot in as a SO. Nequan Phillips gets burned deep constantly leading to Hawaii having to recruit JC DBs every single year because our corner play has been weak. Nick Nelson isn’t from Florida and looks pretty promising. Needs work on tackling but I’m sure that will improve over time for the true FR. Wouldn’t be surprised one bit if Phillips gets bumped to nickel and Butler or Mayo start opposite of Nelson.

    If we had a good Florida pipeline, I think our team would have been winning more games. We need to re open the Texas JC pipeline. Those kids always came in ready.

  28. jimmy the lock June 29, 2015 2:06 pm


    Manuela Boy…your version reminds me of Elton John songs when I try to sing his songs and don’t know the words. 😆

    Starts like dis,,,

    Manuela boy, my deah boy,
    you no mo hila-hila,
    No mo five cents no mo house,
    go ala pa ka hi ‘a moe…


  29. NotNasti June 29, 2015 2:11 pm

    Manuela Boy, is a song about a boy named Manuel (or as we pronounced it on Kaua’i, “Man-O”). No mo 5 cents no mo house, go A’ala Park hiamoe (to sleep). Two thing I learned from this song. First, A’ala Park has been a bastion for homeless on O’ahu since at least the 1940’s, and second, Man-O was probably a young man on his own, because if papa worked for the stevedore, the family would have enough money for a house.

  30. st. anthony trojan June 29, 2015 2:12 pm

    A-House… what the odds on ur dream… me want be a billionaire n place 20 bucks bet in vegas ?? he he he

  31. jimmy the lock June 29, 2015 3:10 pm

    Hope Dalton inherited his father’s instincts.

  32. jimmy the lock June 29, 2015 3:21 pm

    Looking forward to the grand opening of the marijuana dispensaries. 😎

  33. Fei Jai June 29, 2015 3:56 pm

    Same old mynah birds chirping. Same song. Must be aala park.

  34. st. anthony trojan June 29, 2015 4:39 pm

    how u doing there FJ… HOPE ur getting ready for the final 2 years of NC contract…

  35. islandman June 29, 2015 4:48 pm

    UH Summer football roster, per WSN poster :

  36. 3-Prong June 29, 2015 4:56 pm

    Sly thinks It’s a Family Affair too.

    “You see it’s in the blood”

  37. Derek June 29, 2015 6:14 pm

    JJ had good success getting solid JC DBs from Texas such as Myron Newberry, Gerard Lewis, and Ryan Mouton. Good JC players can step in right away and contribute. The key is the coaches evaluations.

  38. jm2375 June 29, 2015 6:56 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    Welcome new Warriors!

    Congrats to Jennings & Kupono and the rest of the U.S. Team.

    It’s freakin’ hot out there. Stay cool.

  39. Bryson June 29, 2015 7:05 pm

    Any word on if Cam Hayes is still coming,I know you said there was some things he had to take care of Stephen but any updates?

  40. SteveM June 29, 2015 7:46 pm

    Welcome Dalton Gouveia!
    …the Hawaii football legacy begins with you!

  41. HawaiiMongoose June 29, 2015 8:14 pm

    ST, why isn’t Paul Harris on the summer roster? Hasn’t he qualified to join the team?

  42. kapakahi June 29, 2015 9:51 pm

    Dalton’s video highlights…..

  43. kapakahi June 29, 2015 9:58 pm


    Landing Akoteu has nothing to do with Fangupo committing to Utes……..since UH needs NT assistance for this upcoming 2015 season…….while Fangupo won’t be eligible to play until at least the following 2016 season.

  44. hitman June 29, 2015 11:06 pm

    aloha everyone !! welcome Dalton Gouveia to the UH family !! nice to see a one more Gouveia on uh side !! so the question is does your dads number live on or do you have your own ?

  45. Stephen Tsai June 30, 2015 6:47 am

    That’s not a summer roster. That’s UH’s post-spring roster. There’s a difference.
    And, yes, Paul Harris is eligible to play. Harris is impressive in that he stepped right in and competed in the 110-yard sprints. He also did very well.

  46. Stephen Tsai June 30, 2015 6:50 am

    That DB mentioned in an earlier comment is not official … yet.
    No glitches are expected.

  47. Stephen Tsai June 30, 2015 6:53 am

    New post:

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