Harada new Sea Warriors coach
Former Colorado assistant men's basketball coach Jeff Harada has been named the new women's basketball coach at Hawaii Pacific, the school announced yesterday.
"It's a tremendous opportunity," Harada said. "I look forward to putting a team out there the university can be proud of."
Harada takes over for Liz O'Brien, who resigned last month after coaching the Sea Warriors to a 2-25 record in their inaugural season. He spent the last three years as the assistant men's basketball coach and assistant athletic director at HPU.
UH basketball tickets go on sale
Ticket sales for the 2007-2008 Hawaii basketball season start Monday, with season-ticket renewals and a deposit program for new season-ticket purchasers.
Fans renewing season tickets or placing a $50 non-refundable deposit by Friday, May 11, get two free tickets to the UH football game against Charleston Southern on Sept. 22 and qualify for a drawing for airfare for two to Las Vegas.
Following completion of the renewal process in August, fans will be contacted in order of their deposits for seat assignments and final payment. Renewals and deposits can be paid at hawaiiathletics.com or at the Stan Sheriff Center box office. Current season-ticket holders will be mailed renewal information Monday.
Rainbow Wahine still in contention
The Hawaii women's golf team rebounded from a tough opening day to shoot the second-lowest team score yesterday and is currently in third place after the second round of the Western Athletic Conference women's golf championships at Las Cruces, N.M.
The Rainbow Wahine are 35-over par, nine shots behind Idaho which sits in first place. Hawaii's Corie Hou shot a two-over 74 and is in sole possession of fourth place individually with a two-day score of 149. She is only two shots behind leader Erica Moston of San Jose State.
Xyra Suyetsugu began the day tied for fourth place but finished with a 79 and is six shots behind the leader. Rounding out Hawaii's participants are Lisa Kajihara and Dale Gammie who are tied for 13th with a score of 155, and Nancy Shon who is tied for 29th place at 15-over par.
PIAA presents coaches clinic
UCLA football coach Karl Dorrell, Hawaii football coaches Wes Suan and Jeff Reinebold and Notre Dame quarterbacks coach Ron Powlus are just some of the people scheduled to help coach at the upcoming PIAA Football Coaches Clinic May 18 at the East West Center.
The event is open to all coaches at the local high school and youth levels. For more information, visit www.pacificathleticalliance.com or contact Doris Sullivan or Danny Cup-Choy at 261-5000.