UH official, coach headline QB Club
Hawaii associate athletic director Marilyn Moniz-Kaho'ohanohano, women's volleyball head coach Dave Shoji, and Honolulu Advertiser sportswriter Stephen Tsai are scheduled to speak tomorrow at the Honolulu Quarterback Club's weekly luncheon at the Pagoda Hotel's International Ballroom.
Moniz-Kaho'ohanohano is entering her 17th year at Hawaii and will speak about the upcoming sports season. She will also introduce Lori Castillo, Hawaii's new women's golf head coach.
Shoji, whose Rainbow Wahine are ranked No. 12 nationally entering the season and expected to win the Western Athletic Conference championship again, will answer questions pertaining to his team and talk about his former players representing the United States in the Beijing Olympics.
Tsai will report on Hawaii football and talk about what he's observed during fall practices.
The luncheon is open to the general public and begins at 11:30 a.m. with the program starting at noon.
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