Hawaii Pacific women's volleyball coach Tita Ahuna has been named the Tachikara/AVCA Pacific Region Coach of the Year for the second time in three seasons.
Hawaii Pacifics Ahuna
regional Coach of Year
Ahuna, a former University of Hawaii volleyball star, has led HPU (25-0) to the No. 1 national ranking and its third consecutive NCAA Division II tournament appearance. Her five-year coaching record at HPU is 108-29.
HPU plays Grand Valley State (31-3) in a first-round match next Thursday at Sioux Falls, S.D.
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Dick Tomey ended 14 seasons as head coach at Arizona yesterday by resigning moments after the Wildcats' 30-17 loss to Arizona State.
Tomey, 62, was under considerable pressure after his last two teams went 6-6 and 5-6.
"I just told them (the players) that I didn't think I could continue because the public debate has become so difficult for my family, for our team, for our coaches and their families," Tomey said.
Tomey, 95-64-4 at Arizona, had the longest tenure of any current Pac-10 coach. He was 158-110-7 in 24 seasons at Arizona and Hawaii and has the most victories of any coach at both schools.
UH men's volleyball ticketsUniversity of Hawaii men's volleyball season tickets go on sale to the general public Monday at the Stan Sheriff Center box office (8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday) or by phone at 944-BOWS (9 a.m.-4 p.m.).
Season ticket packages are $155 for lower bowl seats (plus an added $20 premium seat donation) and $115 for upper section seats. Upper section tickets are $100 for seniors and $70 for students ages 4-18 and UH students with ID.
Tickets for individual matches go on sale Jan. 3, three days before the annual UH-Alumni match.
Governor's Cup golfHawaii's professional and amateur golfers tee off against each other in the 2000 Governor's Cup Monday and Tuesday at the Koolau Golf Club.
The pro team:
Beau Yokomoto, Casey Nakama, Jerry Mullen, Kirk Nelson, Jay Shannon, Regan Lee, Brendan Moynahan, Brad Bowen, Neil Simms, Ivan Cunningham, Jeff Ferry and Ed Tischler.
The amateur team:
Ryan Koshi, Brandan Kop, Michael Ukauka, Paul Kimura, Joe Phensavath, Del-Marc Fujita, Grant Yasui, Shannon Sibayan, Norman-Ganin Asao, Kendall Fukumoto, Clayton Gomi and Randy Shibuya.
Coaches speak at QB ClubDiana McKibbin and Scott Rigg, coaches of the state champion Punahou girls' and boys' volleyball teams, will join University of Hawaii football coach June Jones and UH defensive coordinator Kevin Lempa as speakers at Monday's Pagoda Restaurant meeting of the Honolulu Quarterback Club.
Also on the program will be Keith Amemiya, speaking in his role as chairman of the Hawaii chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.
Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m., with the program following at noon.
Na Koa speakers' lineupUniversity of Hawaii assistant coaches Vantz Singletary (defensive line) and Wes Suan (running backs) will be the featured speakers at Monday's Na Koa Football Club meeting at the Stan Sheriff Arena hospitality room.
Lunch is at 11:30 a.m, the program at noon. Cost is $10 for Na Koa members and $15 for nonmembers, payable at the door.
Road race tomorrowThe Hawaii Road Race Association (HRRA) will have its final race of the season tomorrow at Hawaii Raceway Park. Races start at 11 a.m. Admission is $5.00.