The University of Hawaii new head football coach paid a visit to the Big Island this Thursday for a Meet and greet and brought along with him, Big Island native, and Passing Game Coordinator Craig Stutzmann.

As a fundraiser for the Big Island Sports Hall of Fame, the pair came to give us a glimpse into this upcoming season and answer some tough questions.  Developing the players as good people has been a top priority for UH.  Coach Stutzmann mentioned “Trying to be a success as a coach of young men, is trying to make our players successful in the classroom, successful in the community, successful on the football field, and in life.  We are not trying to minimize the game, but all of these things lead to success on the football field”.

They have a tough job ahead of them, inheriting a team that won only 3 games last season.  One of the tough questions was “Have you contacted [June] Jones for any advice, or has it been awkward since he applied for the position as well?” Coach Rolovich smiled and said “I will always look up to Coach Jones, he helped develop me as a person and as a player and he will always hold a special place in my heart”.

We are hoping for some new life this upcoming season from the warriors, but only time will tell.

For more information on the Big Island Sports Hall of Fame or how you can support the wall in the mall, contact Jerry Chang at 808.286.0461