Warrior Beat

Expanded coverage of UH football, including practice notes, game analysis, recruiting info and observations on the Mountain West Conference.

Prep RB/S joins 2018 recruiting class

by Stephen Tsai on June 28, 2017

The Warriors continue to invest in the future with a 2018 commitment from running back/safety Khoury Bethley of Don Antonio Lugo High in Chino, Calif. Bethley, who is 5 feet 11 and 195 pounds, said he will sign on Dec. 20, the first day of the NCAA’s new signing period for football recruits. Here are […]


Warriors sign JC safety

by Stephen Tsai on June 27, 2017

Los Angeles Harbor College safety Justice Augafa, who was born and raised in Alaska, told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser he signed a scholarship agreement with the Warriors last night. An official announcement is expected today. Augafa, who is 5 feet 11 and 205 pounds, will join the Warriors for training camp, which opens July 26. He […]

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13 freshmen are officially Warriors

by Stephen Tsai on June 26, 2017

Thirteen freshmen started their UH football careers today with the start of the bridge session — two full-credit classes that lead to the opening of training camp. The newcomers all checked in by this past weekend. Training camp opens in exactly one month.

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Trust and UH sports

by Stephen Tsai on June 25, 2017

The Queen Lili‘uoklani Trust and UH athletics did a cool thing, collaborating for a sports clinic for 80 students of Hawaiian ancestry. They spent Saturday on the Manoa campus, listening to inspirational speakers and participating in activities with the football, soccer and women’s basketball teams. * * * * * * Brian Smith, receivers coach […]

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Successful evening at Aloha Stadium

by Stephen Tsai on June 24, 2017

It was an evening of football, fun and flashbacks for the second 808 Passing Academy clinic. Former UH quarterback Sean Schroeder was the organizer. Schroeder,PAAMCO and individual donors paid all the expenses for the free camp for quarterbacks and receivers at Aloha Stadium. Participants received Under Armour dry-fit shirts, snacks and instruction from Vince Passas, […]

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Warrior football: Players take over

by Stephen Tsai on June 23, 2017

One of the best team-building experiences is the PRPs — player-run practices. It’s intriguing to watch player step up to lead drills and sessions. Here are some pics from yesterday’s PRP (with apologizes for the blurriness and darkness. I had problems with the distance and that West-sinking sun.) * * * * * 808 Passing […]

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Parting and parties

by Stephen Tsai on June 22, 2017

This morning, the UH athletic department had a farewell party for track and field coach Carmyn James and administrative assistant Kalei Miyahana. Tomorrow, there will be an appreciation party for Marilyn Moniz-Kaho‘ohanohano, who retired last month. And next week UH will say goodbye to Bobbie Omoto, who is retiring after 36 years in the state […]

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Tuinei is a stand-up guy

by Stephen Tsai on June 21, 2017

I’ve only personally met six people whom I thought were hysterically funny: Augie T, Andy Bumatai, Nicky Clark, Kanoa Leahey, Lei Colburn and my son. So when Augie says UH safety Tumua Tuinei is funny, well, that’s a good enough recommendation. Tuinei’s stand-up routine is the opening act for “A Summer 4 All” show on […]

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Warriors get two more Saint Louis commits

by Stephen Tsai on June 20, 2017

Yep, the Saints are marching in. Saint Louis School wideout Jonah Panoke and defensive back Kai Kaneshiro announced they have accepted 2018 scholarship from the Warriors. They join quarterback Chevan Cordeiro, who made his UH pledge two weeks ago. All three will be seniors this coming season. Here’s our take on the commitments: > Mirror […]

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Highly regarded RB/LB visited UH

by Stephen Tsai on June 19, 2017

Toa Taua, a 4-star running back/linebacker from Lompoc (Calif.) High recently took an unofficial visit to UH. Taua, who will be a senior this year, is 5-10 and 207 pounds. He has received 11 Division I-A offers, including three from Pac-12 schools. In 2016, he rushed for 1,777 yards, averaging 9.7 yards a carry, with […]

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