The Honolulu Bulls Soccer Club has hired Jean Paul Verhees as the club's assistant director of coaching.
Verhees comes to Hawaii
to coach youth soccer
Verhees, a native of Holland, has coached the University of California and was coach of the women's team at the University of San Francisco for 10 years before stepping down.
A frequent staff member at soccer clinics in the islands, Verhees said after 18 years at the collegiate level that it was his long-standing goal to be a part of youth coaching.
His intention was to remain in California until Bulls' Director of Coaching Phil Neddo offered him the job here.
He played in the North American Soccer League and the American Soccer League.
Hilo trips Dominguez Hills for sixth straight victoryDavid LaQua scored 20 points and Derek Mgbeke added 19 as Hawaii-Hilo blew out Cal State Dominguez Hills 90-68 at home Saturday.
The Vulcans improved to 8-2, while the Toros fell to 1-8, including a loss to HPU.
Kyle Bartholomew contributed 18 points and 11 boards.
Hilo hit six 3-pointers in the first half and 10 in the game and ran up a 19-point edge at halftime.
The Vulcans had five players in double figures, with Garreth Read scoring 14 and Scott Prather putting in 10 points to go with his nine assists.
Hilo meets Nebraska's Concordia University on Thursday.