Star-Bulletin Sports

Wednesday, June 13, 2001


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Wilton meets with
Yoshida for contract talks

By Grace Wen

University of Hawaii men's volleyball coach Mike Wilton presented a contract proposal to athletic director Hugh Yoshida in a 45-minute meeting yesterday morning.

The proposal included a multi-year contract for Wilton and raises for the volleyball coaching staff, Wilton said. Coaches who have a minimum of five years of successful coaching experience are eligible for multi-year contracts.

Assistant coach Tino Reyes, who earns $36,000 annually, has not had a raise since 1996.

Wilton's one-year contract, worth $67,500, expired at the end of May. During a May 24 meeting, Yoshida told Wilton that he would remain as head coach of the volleyball program.

"I thought it went well," Wilton said. "It was just a presentation to Mr. Yoshida. Now he needs some time to digest everything and take a look at the numbers he has to work with. Hopefully we're going to meet again next week."

Yesterday's meeting was originally scheduled for June 6 but was postponed because Yoshida was involved with the arrival of new UH baseball head coach Mike Trapasso.

Plans for UH to host the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament were not addressed in the meeting, Wilton said.

Yoshida did not return a call from the Star-Bulletin.

Reyes to coach USA youth: Reyes will be an assistant coach for the USA Youth National Team again.

Reyes and BYU assistant coach Hugh McCutcheon return as coaches for the youth program.

"We coached it last year," Reyes said. "We told them that we were interested in doing it again. Everybody on the team was eligible to come back this year. The kids we had were young."

Training for the camp starts July 12 and runs through Aug. 3. The team will probably host Mexico's youth national team for a couple of exhibition matches later this summer.

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