Norm Chow praised his latest hire, Dory Kong, who will serve as the Warriors’ video coordinator.
She spent the last year as Old Dominion’s video coordinator. Prior to that, she worked for ESPN and at Stanford and Menlo College, where she earned a degree.
Kong, who was raised in Hawaii, said she welcomed the opportunity to return to the islands and work under Chow. Chow said he has been impressed with Kong’s reputation for working hard, as well as her knowledge of football and video editing.
Kong succeeds Chris Williams, who is starting a clothing business.
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Chow is on the mainland this week to complete business.
His defensive coaches have been given this week to complete their moves to Hawaii. Because of recruiting and setting up the offseason conditioning program, the newly hired coaches did not have a chance to settle. Some coaches were living in their offices; some were sharing a condo.
Last week, the offensive coaches were given time to take care of business. Then again, they still showed up at the office.
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During Saturday’s volleyball match, J.P. Marks’ serve was ruled to be long, although video replays clearly showed the ball was inbounds by more than a foot. But rules being rules, the call stood — at a crucial time in the first set — and the Warriors were deprived of another serve with one of their best attackers, Nick West, in the front row.
It has been suggested that replays should be used when available — or at least when an IMAX-sized scoreboard is offering clear proof. The thing is, in men’s volleyball, only the Warriors’ home matches are always televised. That means replays only would apply to matches in the Stan Sheriff Center. Is that fair? Maybe not. But if the technology is available, why not use it? It wouldn’t just benefit UH. There are a lot of calls that would go to opposing teams, too.