As reporters Dayton Morinaga and Ferd Lewis reported in today’s Advertiser, Saint Mary’s assistant Kyle Smith had an in-person interview with UH officials.
Smith, who received an endorsement from Pittsburgh (and former UH) coach Jamie Dixon, also has been supported by Virginia coach Tony Bennett. As a Washington State coach, Bennett recruited former Iolani standout Derrick Lowe.
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Na Koa’s executive director’s job is expected to remain as a paid position, although the salary is likely to be reduced.
Don Weir, who announced his resignation effective next month, had been required to raise money for his salary (about $60,000 annually) and benefits. His successor’s salary, which also must be self-generated, will likely be in the mid-$40,000 range.
Why pay a salary for what used to be a voluntary position? It’s because the football booster club has taken on more demands. Na Koa subsidizes the training table, helps pay for summer school and funds the personnel director’s position.
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A golf tournament that will benefit the UH men’s volleyball team is scheduled for April 8. Great prizes, great fun. Go here for the details