It has been said history remembers Hawaii governors for what they build and UH athletic directors for whom they hire.
John Burns is known for Aloha Stadium, George Ariyoshi for the UH athletic complex, John Waihee for the Stan Sheriff Center, Ben Cayetano for the convention center, Linda Lingle for the Ching complex turf.
Ray Nagel hired Dick Tomey and Larry Little. Sheriff hired Bob Wagner, Frank Arnold, Riley Wallace, Vince Goo and Mike Wilton. Hugh Yoshida hired Fred vonAppen, June Jones, Mike Trapasso and Bob Coolen. Herman Frazier hired Bob Nash and Jim Bolla. Jim Donovan hired Gib Arnold, Charlie Wade, Michele Nagamine and Dana Takahara-Dias.
Wassup Doc reported that Donovan will pick the next football coach. For Donovan, who was instrumental in hiring Jones in 1998, this could be the selection that shapes his legacy.