Washington head coach Chris Petersen, who led the Huskies to this year’s College Football Playoffs, confirmed today he will be coaching at the UH Elite Camp on June 9-10 on the Manoa campus.
It was previously announced Washington and USC coaches would assist in the UH-run camp, the only high-school-aged football camp in Hawaii involving Division I coaches.
In eight seasons at Boise State, Petersen led the Broncos to two BCS bowl victories and won the Bear Bryant Award in 2006 and 2009. He was picked as the Bobby Dodd coach of the year in 2010.
In his third season at Washington, he guided the Huskies to the Pac-12 title and berth in the CFP semifinals.
Here’s the info on the Elite Camp:
> Where: UH-Manoa campus
> Ages: High school
> Schedule: 5-8 p.m. on June 9, 8-11 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. on June 10
> Fee: $120 for pre-registration, $150 for walk-up. Participants receive free T-shrit
> Requirements: Must bring own cleats, pads, helmets
> Contacts: (808) 956-6508 or hawaiiathletics.com
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After undergoing knee surgery, former UH running back Steven Lakalaka can now run again.
This past Saturday afternoon, he walked — participating in UH’s commencement ceremony. Lakalaka earned a bachelor’s in kinesiology. He said he will spend the next year taking required classes toward his goal of becoming a physician’s assistant.
He also has not closed the possibility of continuing his football career. Because he was not healthy enough to compete in this year’s UH pro day, he has been invited to participate in next year’s event.
Another Punahou and UH graduate, volleyball player Kupono Fey earned a degree in civil engineering in four years. He is expected to play in Europe this fall.
Here are pictures from Saturday’s afternoon ceremony: