Anae to coach Brigham Young-Hawaii
Brigham Young-Hawaii named former Kahuku High coach Wendy Anae as the head coach of its new women's basketball team.
Anae will try to build the program from the ground up. She coached at Timpview High in Provo, Utah, this year and took her team to the semifinals of the state tournament.
She coached Kahuku for three years -- from 2003 to 2005 after serving as an assistant with the Red Raiders for four years. She led the Red Raiders to two appearances in the state final.
Anae also played n the Samoan national women's team that won the gold medal at the South Pacific Games in 2003.
"We're excited to have her," BYUH athletic director Ken Wagner said. "She's proven herself to be an excellent coach. She's from here and knows the state and the area and we think she'll do really well."
Hawaii Pacific hoops coach Wells resigns
Hawaii Pacific basketball coach and assistant athletic director Kelly Wells has resigned his position to become the next head coach at Pikeville College, an NAIA school in Kentucky.
Wells went 9-18 in his only season at HPU. He returns to his home state where he guided Mason County High to the state championship while being named National Federation High School coach of the year in 2003.
"The associations I've made and the time I have spent here will truly be memorable for years to come," Wells said.
Huang takes fourth at U.S. Open qualification
University of Hawaii diver QiongJie Huang finished in fourth place on the 3-meter springboard yesterday at the U.S. Open Qualification Meet at the Indiana University natatorium.
An All-American, Huang scored 268.20 to qualify for the U.S. Open, April 20-23 at IU. Huang is already qualified for the 1-meter event.
Mary Yarrison won yesterday's 3-meter event with 279.85 points.
Seasiders rout Cossacks in tennis
Brigham Young Hawaii beat Sonoma State 8-1 in men's tennis yesterday at Laie to improve to 15-3.
All six Seasiders singles players -- Dillon Porter, Junyoung Kim, Leon So'onalole, Jakub Huza, Marvin So'onalole and Carlton Taylor -- swept their opponents in straight sets.