UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ATHLETICS
Search team named
Hinshaw will chair the committee to find the new Hawaii AD
University of Hawaii-Manoa chancellor Virginia Hinshaw will chair the committee to find a new athletic director, UH announced yesterday.
The rest of the committee is Debra Ishii (executive assistant to Hinshaw), Mitchell Kaaialii (assistant vice president, First Hawaiian Bank), Dee Jay Mailer (CEO, Kamehameha Schools), Don Murphy (owner, Murphy's Bar & Grill), Peter Nicholson, faculty athletics representative, UH), Dave Shoji (UH volleyball coach), Christina Stidman (UH student body president), John K. Tsui (chair of Towne Realty Development and former president of First Hawaiian Bank).
"The members of the search committee were chosen for their understanding of the relationship between UH athletics and our community and the needs of a Division I athletics program," Hinshaw said in a news release.
Kaaialii is a former UH football player.
The committee will meet next week. It will recommend a candidate for approval by the Board of Regents. Hinshaw said earlier UH wants to have a new AD in place by the middle of next month to replace Herman Frazier, who was dismissed last month.
Hawaii Bowl executive director Jim Donovan joined the list of known applicants for the job yesterday. "Yes, I applied (Wednesday)," the former UH associate AD said.
Hawaii High School Athletic Association executive director Keith Amemiya and Kamehameha-Hawaii athletic director Bob Wagner also told the Star-Bulletin that they have applied.
Carl Clapp is serving as interim AD, and has also applied for the permanent post.
Hilo Community College chancellor Rockne Freitas is believed to be among the leading candidates, but declined comment yesterday.
Another possible candidate, San Jose State football coach Dick Tomey, had not returned a phone messages left for him earlier this week.