Miano moves up to associate head coach
Greg McMackin made it official with another of his Hawaii football assistant coaches today, announcing that secondary coach Rich Miano will also assume the title of associate head coach.
Miano, who will continue in his duties as head of the Warriors walk-on program and its NFL liaison, enters his 10th season mentoring the UH defensive backs. He is aptly suited for the auxiliary roles, as he made the Hawaii roster as a walk-on safety from Kaiser High School in 1982, and improved himself enough to be drafted by the New York Jets in 1985. He played 11 years in the NFL.
"Rich is a young, bright coach and I felt during the season our defensive secondary was the most improved unit in our program," McMackin said. "Rich is directly responsible for their success last season."