Perfect 10 for fan support

From the recently completed Kauai tour came this realization: There are 10 season-ticket holders on the Garden Island.

That’s impressive because Hawaiian Airlines’ last HNL-to-LIH flight departs at 9:35 p.m., meaning attendees have to stay overnight on Oahu.

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Seventeen years after his death, Alexander Cooke Waterhouse is one of the football program’s top supporters.

The Waterhouse Foundation’s annual contributions pay for the summer scholarships.

This year, parts of those contributions — through Na Koa, the football program’s booster club — helped pay for recruiting and travel to camps/clinics on the mainland and in American Samoa, Australia and New Zealand.

After being named head coach, Nick Rolovich implemented a plan to boost recruiting. Jason Cverecko was hired as recruiting coordinator. All coaches, including the coordinators, were tasked with recruiting. And the Warriors visited every football-playing high school in Hawaii — sometimes twice — and spent weeks recruiting on the mainland. Several of this year’s prospects probably would not have been discovered if the recruiting effort — and budget — had not expanded.

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  1. bowwar June 24, 2016 9:10 am

    Go Rolo!!! I like the enthusiasm he has brought to the program.

  2. Bryson June 24, 2016 9:23 am

    Now if only HTA got their head out of their okole and stepped up to the plate to support Hawai’i athletics…

  3. azwarrior22 June 24, 2016 10:12 am


    I remember working a bbq at Alec Waterhouse’s house, bordered a golf course (I think it was in Hawaii Kai). He had brass fittings in the bathroom…pretty impressive for impressionable student. I was working for Fish at the time and was recruited to help.

  4. Maddog59 June 24, 2016 11:01 am

    Big supporter of Na Koa-the program. I encourage all fans to join the “team” even if it’s for 25 bones. I can not do enough. Like it or not a winning program does a lot for the State-get in the pool join the fray and thank goodness for the Waterhouse Foundation!!! Go Warriors !!!!!

  5. Maddog5o June 24, 2016 11:02 am

    Meant Maddog 50

  6. NorthShoreFan June 24, 2016 11:36 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…Bootiful Day!

    We need more peeps like Waterhouse family! Some peeps on the mainland leave their property to college football programs! Talk about die hard fans!

    Neighbor Island season ticket holders are the most dedicated ones…tour companies should offer fly/drive/sleep packages.

  7. NorthShoreFan June 24, 2016 11:37 am

    got couple of hotels/motels and car rental by the airport…walking distance.

  8. NorthShoreFan June 24, 2016 11:38 am

    even da bus stops.

  9. 3-Prong June 24, 2016 11:45 am

    Happy Aloha Friday Gang!

    Too good you guys on Kauai!!!

  10. SteveM June 24, 2016 12:55 pm

    RE: #6
    NSF — back in my brief travel agent days in the mid-80’s, my boss told me I was going to be in charge of a “transfer package” for UH football games– hotel tailgate and bus to and from the stadium. The hotel was near the airport and had free shuttle service to/from the airport. Naturally, most neighbor island people booked the hotel overnight and they gave us free parking, 2 drinks and pupus. The games started at 7:30 pm in those days so many bought dinner at the hotel too.

    I was the gopher to buy tickets at the stadium, if needed, and greet everyone on game day. That’s when I learned how hard it is to count people in a bus (esp. when they’ve been drinking–not me). 🙂

    While an airport hotel today could offer a promotion and charter a school bus for a short ride for stadium transfers, they probably don’t have the numbers like in those days of 40-49,000 attendance.

  11. SteveM June 24, 2016 1:03 pm

    … being a travel agency, we could also book the flights and hotel for the game. I was chosen because I was the only one in the office that attended UH games regularly.

    But I think a hotel could put together an attractive package today, but the pax count might be too low to be feasible.

  12. A-House June 24, 2016 4:16 pm


    numbers may be low now, but an abrupt turn around may boost outer island and Oahu folks

    small steps now and who knows what will transpire!!

    like the Democrats in Congress who took the “floor” and refused to leave – did it lead to a small dent in the “gun” crisis? many say yes and the many say it was, but a small step toward their final goal of getting the House of Rep to vote on a “gun” bill.

    on our trip to the Rice game 2 years ago, my high school classmate said the “kauai only” group took 3 buses – that’s 180 or more individuals who used to travel with World Wide Travel – in our group, there were 9 people from Kauai and it that group was an 80 year old lady who looked and acted as though she was in her early sixties – attractive too! her 59 year old son was her travel mate as her sister could not make the tour.

    with Coach Rolo moving the team forward, maybe, just maybe, most of the 180 will return for “away” games.

  13. Ipu Man June 24, 2016 4:43 pm

    Chad Owens gets the win over his old team in CFL

  14. Ipu Man June 24, 2016 4:56 pm

    You can catch the highlights here :
    Cody Fajardo on it, too, as well lots of Masoli (sp?),
    and Chad’s spectacular laid out td catch…

  15. LizKauai June 24, 2016 9:22 pm

    It sure was great to see all the folks that rolled out for Coach Rolo and his coaches and graduate assistants last night!
    He is certainly a magnetically unifying force and the atmosphere brought back the joyful ambience that we have been missing of late!

    Still not able to get to a game but you can bet we will be watching again :mrgreen:

  16. Stephen Tsai June 25, 2016 6:26 am

    New post:

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