Paterson promoted

Being a compliance officer is under-appreciated work.

UH showed its appreciation recently, promoting Amanda Paterson to assistant athletic director. AD David Matlin confirmed the move.

Paterson was born in Australia but raised in the UH system, first joining as a Rainbow Wahine soccer goalie and then ascending from student worker to compliance worker through years of hard work.

She will continue to oversee the compliance department.


  1. cheepono December 21, 2015 10:29 am

    who’s replacing johnny mac?

  2. cheepono December 21, 2015 10:32 am

    when does legi arrive in hawaii?

  3. Legistlature December 21, 2015 10:33 am

    Almost as good as coaching or player recruiting news..behind the scenes work is always appreciated
    Thanks! for witholding the news of new recruiits and new WR coach or DC coach

  4. Legistlature December 21, 2015 10:41 am

    Raised in the UH System……beneficial or scapegoat during one’s tenure of employment at UH

  5. Da Punchbowl Kid December 21, 2015 10:47 am

    Good for Amanda!

    Good for Joey! Loved the way he knocked that DB outta his shoes yesterday.


  6. Derek December 21, 2015 11:19 am

    Is Rolo going to hire a LB coach too?

  7. Legistlature December 21, 2015 11:25 am

    With limited funds at UH..the assignment might be given to the next DC..not a good idea..don’t think that’s happening though…but you never know with UH

  8. A-House December 21, 2015 11:40 am

    Did Matlin create a “new” assistant athletic director’s position? vacant position now filled? on an organizational chart, where does she fit?

    Who applied or was it strictly “in-house” hire?

    Over seeing compliance does not translate to being “hands ‘n feet” into the nitty critty of compliance – are they not short handed in Compliance?

    I do not know what he extra expense will be, but with a plus $4 million short fall for 2015-16 why create an extra expense? perhaps savings from one AD leaving will ease the blow to pony up the dulahs for Amanda?

    BTW, who set the $$$ limit of $1.4 mil for hiring of football coaches? chancellor” BOR?

  9. A-House December 21, 2015 11:41 am

    para 4 – what he of course should be what “the”

  10. A-House December 21, 2015 11:42 am

    ho ho — what happened to the “I’m not a Robot” mumble jumble requirement?

  11. Na Alii Pride December 21, 2015 11:43 am

    #3Thanks for withholding your daily sermon.

  12. A-House December 21, 2015 11:47 am

    while there are several highly recruited local players committed to Power5 schools – “there is no place like home” for he holidays

    lady who goes to the 24hr fitness in Kaneohe missed her daughter so much she paid the airfare for her to come home and spend thanksgiving break with her — now, more airfare for Christmas holidays! reverse psychology in progress!!!

  13. Legistlature December 21, 2015 11:47 am

    Nick Rolovich Head Coach Hawai’i
    Zak Hill Offensive Coordinator/Qb coach
    Vacant Wide Receivers
    Chris Naeole Offensive Line Colorado (1997)
    Brian Smith Running Backs
    Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers
    Abe Eliminian Secondary Hawaii (2004)
    Suiaunoa Defensive Line
    Vacant Outside Linebackers
    Jake Cookus Special Teams/Tight Ends Oregon State (2002)

  14. A-House December 21, 2015 11:49 am

    for he holidays – wazz-up with the lazy fingers??? for the holidays – OK, braddah, you get’um now!!

  15. A-House December 21, 2015 11:51 am

    #13 – did not Brain Smith get reassigned to TE coach?

  16. Legistlature December 21, 2015 11:52 am

    no.11 nice one 🙂 dont’t get me started hehehe…you just might have started something

  17. Legistlature December 21, 2015 11:55 am

    no. 15 Wow!..where have i been…did not here about that…das what happens when you stay away from the warrior beat i guess

  18. Na Alii Pride December 21, 2015 12:04 pm

    #16 – all in fun. You anodda one that knows your stuff. I enjoy your sports/UH football related posts.

  19. H-Man December 21, 2015 12:08 pm

    Congratulations to Amanda Paterson on her promotion. Trust in David Matlin, as he seems to be making the right calls.

  20. Legistlature December 21, 2015 12:40 pm

    Na Alii- I wish i knew stuff…I probably would not be on this famous blog if that was the case…can’t wait for the 1st spring practice…been to practically all of them since to watch the players efforts in what they are instructed to do.
    You see the difference in effort and talent in each player…In the end its all worth watching. The love of the game..Some like it for other reasons (financial)
    The Return to Pride Rock…Warrior On

  21. BigWave96744 December 21, 2015 12:58 pm

    Congratulations to Amanda.
    Great person and very hard worker.

  22. oneseason December 21, 2015 1:03 pm

    #8 … John McNamara, Associate Athletics Director – External Affairs is no longer listed in the Staff Directory …

  23. Isleboy December 21, 2015 1:10 pm

    Same pay…different title…save money

  24. Ipu Man December 21, 2015 1:42 pm

    Congrats to Amanda…
    doing a man’s job (like Flo 🙂 )
    If something happens to her boss,
    she’s calling the shots…

  25. cheepono December 21, 2015 1:42 pm

    denario warren

  26. SteveM December 21, 2015 1:49 pm

    Congrats to Amanda Paterson!
    This promotion with Compliance oversight makes a lot of sense to me.

  27. 3-Prong December 21, 2015 2:13 pm

    Sydney Cup here we come! Beat Cal aye?? Anybody else on the blog going? World Wide sold out. Panda going fast. Wanted to go to the Big House but oh well….

  28. 3-Prong December 21, 2015 2:35 pm

    Per Ferd Lewis on twitter:

    Gov. Ige turns down all of UH’s request for $3 mil. for athletics in his supplemental budget announced today. #HawaiiFB

  29. islandman December 21, 2015 2:41 pm

    22… Note, McNamara was an Associate AD, Amanda is an Assistant AD.

  30. Legistlature December 21, 2015 2:54 pm

    No.28 what will it take at the last hour for him to reverse his course?

  31. Legistlature December 21, 2015 3:04 pm

    can that 3 mil be taken from those departments that do not profit but lose more $$$ than the athletic department..This might be wrong but…maybe like a loan the athletic department can repay that department after this successful season of wins
    BOARD OF REGENTS TO ADJUST BUDGETS FOR ALL DEPARTMENTS..Opening available funds for Athletics
    Going to GOV won’t do anything..he will only say it’s not his problem

  32. Frannyk December 21, 2015 3:14 pm

    Matlin is smart and shrewd. Cudo’s to Amanda!

    There IGE goes again! He’s counting on folks forgetting by the time his re-election comes up. By that time Rolo will have the Warriors blazing to victories. All will be well, and he’ll ride their coat tails showing up at games with that silly grin! UGH!


  33. H-Man December 21, 2015 3:47 pm

    Ige just confirmed he does not support UH Athletics. I am totally baffled that Ige expects UH Athletics to be self-sustaining financially when ocean sports like boating has the full support of the state. Millions are spent on the operation and maintenance of the state’s many boat launches, piers, harbors, etc. , as well as the state park system. When was the last time users had to pay a fee in order that these facilities must be self-sustaining financially? Never. We need a governor like the former and late John A. Burns that really supported the University of Hawaii, both its academic and athletic endeavors. Somewhere along the way, our legislators have lost sight of the dream that Governor Burns envisioned for the University.

  34. AdmrVT December 21, 2015 3:55 pm

    How many “departments” that offer these degrees are “self-sustaining” too? If it call comes down to the bottom line, there is a lot of stuff we can cut and downsize.

    Legislation was introduced on Jan. 26 to eliminate undergraduate-degree programs that graduate less than 10 students per year at the University of Hawai‘i.

    If passed, HB555, introduced by Rep. Isaac Choy, could abolish approximately 33 undergraduate-degree programs — including 11 secondary education programs and four language programs.
    “Because the university needs a lot of money, we need to economize,” Choy said. “Having these low-demand majors is costing money.”
    Robert J. Littman, classics department chair in the department of Languages and Literature of Europe and Americas, said Choy’s bill would leave the university without accreditation. Within Littman’s department, all but one program would be abolished.

    “Should a bill like this pass, it would clearly endanger the accreditation of the university,” Littman said. “Clearly, you cannot run an accredited university without these programs: without French, without German, without Russian, without classics and a whole host of other programs within the university.”

    Choy, chairman of the state House committee on higher education, said it is the responsibility of university administration and the Board of Regents to determine what programs to keep and how many graduates are needed to keep or end a program.

    List of undergraduate programs that graduated nine or less students from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 at UH Mānoa

    American Studies 9
    Dance 3
    Dance Theatre 4
    Philippine Lang and Lit 6
    Classics 5
    French 7
    German 8
    Russian 4
    Botany 4
    Biochemistry 4
    Physics 6
    Ethnics Studies 7
    Pacific Islands Studies 1
    Geology 2
    Geology & Geophysics 5
    Meteorology 2
    Sec Education, American Studies 1
    Sec Education, Biological Sci 1
    Sec Education, English 6
    Sec Education, French 1
    Sec Education, General Science 3
    Sec Education, Japanese 2
    Sec Education, Mathematics 4
    Sec Education, Music 6
    Sec Education, Physical Educ 5
    Sec Education, Psychology 2
    Apparel Prod Dsgn & Merchandsg 4
    Biological Engineering 5
    Plant & Environmental Biotech 1
    Plant & Environ Protection Sci 7
    Tropical Plant & Soil Sciences 9
    Medical Technology 4

  35. cappie the dog December 21, 2015 4:24 pm


    Only six BAs were awarded in Physics?

    Not a lot of excitement about the Large Hadron Collider, I guess.

  36. islandman December 21, 2015 4:33 pm

    Ferd Lewis ‏@FerdLewis 36m ago
    The NCAA Committee on infractions scheduled to announce its ruling on the UH men’s basketball case Tuesday, officials said.

  37. Legistlature December 21, 2015 4:47 pm

    Remove Littman like we did Chow. First things first right. Now remove members of the BOR. Elect members in favor of a newly constructed law. Is this America or the United Nations?

  38. Legistlature December 21, 2015 4:51 pm

    Most likely Littman does not attend UH sporting events and probably encourages those students in those classes not to as well

  39. Legistlature December 21, 2015 4:53 pm

    All Professors not in support with Athletics show them the way to the exit

  40. Legistlature December 21, 2015 4:58 pm

    Are the retired military person that was seeking the
    UH president position. Is so, too bad we needed you at UH

  41. Legistlature December 21, 2015 4:59 pm

    Are you.. Oops

  42. Legistlature December 21, 2015 5:25 pm

    Cannot run and accredited University without these programs?
    Is this the law of the land for Universities.
    Why was Marriage between a man and a woman changed.
    If it’s the law of the land then it can also be changed.
    But wait… Let’s talk Pride Rock football and recruits

  43. Warrior Dave December 21, 2015 7:44 pm

    #27 3-Prong,

    Our deposit is in with Panda Travel. Looking forward to seeing you again. Hope A House and his ohana, Mad Dog 50 and Chawan Cut decide to go too!

    Like you said, I’m going to miss experiencing the Big House but we had such good memories of Sydney, it’s time to go back.

  44. Warrior Dave December 21, 2015 7:52 pm

    Ige does not support UH being autonomous. It’s politics, especially when he said he would allow UH to go back under Legislature control in a minute.

    UH Administration will continue to fund athletics “shortfall” because they know full well that the intercepting income from parking, signage, etc. into the general fund for other projects like the anicer Center. Same with funds for needed repairs. Money being spent elsewhere. Follow the money.

  45. 3-Prong December 21, 2015 8:20 pm

    Son-of–a-sushi! Warrior Dave, looks like will only see you at the Sydney tailgate or the game. We are on the World Wide tour this time (was mo cheap…hehe)! Yup, hopefully the other Road Warriors will ahow again.

    LET’S GO BOWS. Upset of the Century in Sydney!

  46. 3-Prong December 21, 2015 8:27 pm

    Warrior Dave, I don’t know what is worse, leaving decision making in Upper Campus’ hands or turning it back to the Governor’s Office and the likes of Mr “Line Item”Ige. (Apologies to all, I admit to voting for him). I hope uou are right Dave, about them continuing to fund shortfalls.

  47. cavewarrior December 21, 2015 9:51 pm

    Choy wants to create a LAW to manage which UH degrees are offered! Insane! Choy and Leg and Gov need to stay away from micro managing UH. Gov can install a BOR group that supports his governance approach.

  48. Warrior Dave December 21, 2015 9:56 pm

    3-Prong, it’ll be a great trip. The locals are so nice and the food is very good. Huge chinese population so get some great Chinese food if that’s your thing.

    I didn’t even look to see what Worldwide was offering in their package. I should take a peek since I’m curious.

  49. 3-Prong December 21, 2015 10:43 pm

    Warrior Dave: Panda tour offers more activities in the same time span. Some things are the same though. World Wide seems to have a long list of regulars. Us “newbies” squeezed in before it closed.

  50. AdmrVT December 21, 2015 10:48 pm

    #32. If we forget what Ige is saying & doing, we deserve whatever happens.

  51. SteveM December 21, 2015 11:52 pm

    3-Prong and Warrior Dave — I have prepared the skeleton of the Tsai-ko 2016 Away Game logistics planner now since the opener in Sydney takes more advance planning. It is posted at:

    3-Prong, please provide ETA and hotel info in Sydney for possible get-togethers.
    Any others have tentative plans to attend or more info/resources for this game?

  52. 3-Prong December 22, 2015 6:36 am

    SteveM: Astral Towers and Residences 8/23 7:20pm

    It’s hold your breath time for the mbb team. Arnold…smh

  53. cocobean December 22, 2015 7:22 am

    3-P. MBB 3 years probation, loss of 2 scholies – down to 11 from 13 , one year post season ban and a monetary fine.

  54. Legistlature December 22, 2015 7:38 am
    Gotta love these kids that don’t make it to D1 out of HS (Farrington) but continue to work hard and now bigger schools seeking these kids services.

  55. cappie the dog December 22, 2015 8:03 am

    Wouldn’t you rather have the post-season ban over and done with, Cocobean?

    Why next season?

    So if Hawaii didn’t fire Arnold, Akana, and Benjy Taylor, we’d have penalties levied against us comparable to Southern Methodist?

    I did not expect a post-season ban.

    Mark my words: Say goodbye to Issac Fleming.

    If Bobbitt and Valdez have a redshirt year, I would use it next season.

    Since Hawaii isn’t going anywhere, Coach Ganot should go the Dan Monson route and play a crazy non-conference schedule.

    First world problem: My basketball team is on probation.

    But I don’t live in Syria, so this sucks.

  56. kev-1 December 22, 2015 8:06 am

    The sanctions seem pretty harsh considering the severity, or lack there of, of the violations. I think what we have here is a case of the NCAA making an example of a small school while they turn their heads away from the big boys.

  57. kev-1 December 22, 2015 8:09 am

    It is kind of ironic to be discussing sanctions as a result of noncompliance of NCAA policies on the blog entry for the promotion of the compliance officer.

  58. kev-1 December 22, 2015 8:10 am

    55 … yeah, I don’t understand the delayed postseason ban either.

  59. mileHIwarrior December 22, 2015 8:12 am

    Just happy this was finally announced. The Coach Ganot and the team can move forward and make this season as successful as we can.

  60. al December 22, 2015 8:13 am

    15…I didn’t know he was that smart.

  61. papajoe2 December 22, 2015 8:22 am

    So we payoff the guilty party and promote the compliance officer. Egos got in the way of the two resulting in incompetence?

  62. Legistlature December 22, 2015 8:30 am

    Bundy woke up

  63. Stephen Tsai December 22, 2015 8:50 am

    Therein lies the irony.

  64. Stephen Tsai December 22, 2015 8:51 am

    New post:

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