STAR-BULLETIN / 1998
Flanked by Gov. Ben Cayetano on his left and university president Ken Mortimer, June Jones was introduced as Hawaii's new football coach.
June Jones timeline
» Dec. 10: June Jones is introduced as the 20th head coach of the University of Hawaii football team, taking over a program that had just completed an 0-12 season.
» Sept. 4: Makes his debut as UH coach, a 62-7 loss to USC before a sellout crowd at Aloha Stadium.
» Sept. 11: Records his first UH win, a 31-27 over Eastern Illinois, ending the program's 19-game losing streak.
» Nov. 13: UH defeats Fresno State 31-24 in double overtime to clinch a share of the Western Athletic Conference title.
» Dec. 25: Hawaii caps the greatest turnaround in NCAA history with a 23-17 win over Oregon State in the Oahu Bowl.
» Final record: 9-4, 5-2 WAC
» Feb. 2: Signing day includes a letter of intent from Saint Louis School quarterback Tim Chang, who would become the NCAA's all-time leader in passing yards.
» July 26: UH's new "H" logo is unveiled, with the football team dropping Rainbows from its nickname.
» Sept. 9: A season-opening loss to Portland State sets the tone for the first of Jones' two losing campaigns at UH.
» Final record: 3-9, 2-6 WAC
» Feb. 22: Jones is critically injured in a single-car crash on the H-1 freeway.
» Sept. 8: Returns to the sideline to lead UH to a 30-12 win over Montana in the season opener on Maui.
» Dec. 8: UH scores 176 points in the last three games, ending with a 72-45 rout of ninth-ranked BYU.
» Final record: 9-3, 5-3 WAC
» Nov. 2: UH beats San Jose State 40-31 to secure a spot in the ConAgra Foods Hawaii Bowl.
» Dec. 25: The Warriors lose to Tulane 36-28 in the Hawaii Bowl.
» Final record: 10-4, 7-1
» June 20: UH Board of Regents approves a five-year contract worth $800,016 per year, half coming from donors.
» Nov. 2: The Warriors beat Alabama 37-29, UH's first win over an SEC opponent in Jones' tenure.
» Dec. 25: UH edges Houston 54-48 in triple overtime in a Hawaii Bowl marred by a postgame brawl.
» Final record: 9-5, 5-3 WAC
» Nov. 7: Chang breaks the NCAA passing mark with 285 yards against Louisiana Tech.
» Dec. 4: UH beats Michigan State 41-38 to clinch a bowl berth.
>> Dec. 2: An 8-5 season ends with a 59-40 win over UAB in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.
» Final record: 8-5, 4-4 WAC
» Sept. 3 : Colt Brennan makes his debut as UH quarterback in a 63-17 loss to top-ranked USC.
» Dec. 3: The Warriors close with a 49-38 win over San Diego State and finish second in the nation in passing for the fifth straight year.
» Final record: 5-7, 4-4 WAC
» Sept. 2: UH loses to Alabama in its first visit to Bryant-Denny Stadium to open the season.
» Nov. 25: The Warriors post a record nine-game winning streak with a dramatic 42-35 win over Purdue.
» Dec. 24: Brennan passes for 559 yards, 308 going to Jason Rivers, in a 41-24 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl win over Arizona State. Jones 64th win makes him UH's all-time winningest coach against collegiate competition, passing Dick Tomey.
» Final record: 11-3, 7-1 WAC
» Jan. 17: Brennan announces his decision to return to UH for his senior season.
>> Nov. 23: After surviving several scares along the way, UH clinches its first outright WAC title with a 39-27 win over Boise State at Aloha Stadium.
» Dec. 1: The Warriors complete an undefeated regular season by rallying to beat Washington 35-28.
» Dec. 2: UH is invited to its first BCS game with a berth in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
» Jan. 1: With close to 15,000 fans making the trip to New Orleans, Hawaii is routed by Georgia 41-20 in the Sugar Bowl.
Final record: 12-1, 8-0 WAC
» Yesterday: Jones agrees to become the head coach at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
RICHARD WALKER / RWALKER@STARBULLETIN.COM
Athletic director Herman Frazier, left, and June Jones hoisted the WAC championship trophy after Hawaii defeated Boise State on Nov. 23. A month and a half later, both men's fortunes had changed.
Texas, co-defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach
Punahou graduate (1975) ... UH assistant coach under Dick Tomey 1981-85. ... Assistant coach at Arizona 1987-2000. ... Co-defensive coordinator at Texas, 2003-present.
Current position: Tennessee Titans, offensive coordinator
Career notes: Punahou Graduate (1964). ... Began coaching career at Waialua High School. ... College offensive coordinator at BYU (1982-99), North Carolina State (2000) and USC (2001-04).
Current position: New York Giants offensive coordinator
Career notes: Son, Kevin, played football and baseball at UH. ... Offensive coordinator with Houston Oilers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills and New York Giants. ... Was replaced as San Diego Chargers head coach by June Jones in 1998.
Current position: Hawaii, linebackers
Career notes: Kalani High School graduate (1964) ... Won 18 ILH, 14 Prep Bowl and one HHSAA championship as head coach at Saint Louis. ... Coached Hawaiian Islanders of af2 (2003-04). ... Joined UH staff in 2003.
Current position: Hawaii, defensive line
Career notes: Coached with five teams in the CFL and two in NFL Europe from 1991-2003. ... Joined UH coaching staff as a graduate assistant in 2005.
Current position: San Jose State head coach
Career notes: Member of UH Circle of Honor. ... Won 63 games as UH head coach from 1977-86. ... Arizona head coach 1987-2000. ... San Jose State head coach since 2005. ... Worked two years as an analyst for KFVE on UH football telecasts. ... Hired June Jones as UH quarterbacks coach in 1983.