UH softball staff best in the west
Hawaii head coach Bob Coolen and assistants John Nakamura and Dee Wisneski have been named the 2007 National Fastpitch Coaches Association West Region Coaching Staff of the Year, the NFCA announced yesterday.
Under Coolen's guidance, Hawaii reached the 50-win mark for the second time in school history as it finished the season 50-13. The 50 victories rank as the second-most in school annals.
The Rainbow Wahine staff will be honored at the 2007 NFCA National Convention that will be held Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 at the Las Vegas Hilton.
Taylor remains in induced coma
Former University of Hawaii basketball player Janevia Taylor remained in an induced coma yesterday, UH coach Jim Bolla said. Taylor was in a serious car accident June 23 in California that resulted in trauma to her head as well as internal injuries.
There has been no change in her condition the past few days, said Bolla, who is in touch daily with Taylor's family.
A fund has been set up at First Hawaiian Bank to help defray Taylor's medical expenses. She and her family have no health insurance.
Donations may be made at any branch or mailed to: Friends of Janevia Taylor, c/o First Hawaiian Bank, 2764 Woodlawn Dr., Honolulu, HI. Checks may be made out to Friends of Janevia Taylor.
Windward, Mililani advance to Zone
Windward advanced to the PONY Baseball Mustang Zone Tournament by beating Maui 7-2 for the state title.
The Mustang Zone tourney is at Chino Hills, Calif., July 26-30.
Mililani advanced to the PONY Pony 13s Zone Tournament by defeating Hawaii Kai 11-2.
The Pony 13s Zone tourney is at Fullerton, Calif., July 21-25.