Hawaii appoints former star quarterback Timmy Chang as coach


Honolulu (AP) — The University of Hawaii has hired former star quarterback Timmy Chang as the new head coach.

Athletics director David Matrine announced on Saturday that Chan was hired, and Chan “has made a name for himself by throwing football as a young quarterback and has continued his legacy in college coaching ranks for the past decade.

“It’s time for him to take over the program he has grown into today’s coach, father, husband, and leader.”

Just last month, Chan was hired by Colorado to coach his wide receiver. Previously, he spent five years in Nevada under Jay Norvell (now Head Coach in Colorado) as a tight end and wide receiver coach, and also coached in Emory, Henry and Jackson.

From Honolulu, Chan set a record for NCAA’s best-ever pass (17,072) and total offense (16,910) when playing in Hawaii between 2000 and 2004. .. Chan also played in the Canadian Football League and NFL Europe.

“I’m back. I’m at home,” Chan said in a statement.

“In my heart, I have never left. As always, I am ready to do my best to Hawaii. The highest privilege of coaching is the right to represent the institution as a head coach. This is beyond words, “he said. “I can do that here in Hawaii. I am very proud to represent my school and state. I am honored to lead BRADDA HHOOD.”

Chan will be officially introduced next week. Details about his contract were not made available on Saturday night.

Earlier this week, former Hawaiian football coach June Jones declined the offer to return to lead the program again. Honolulu Star Advertiser reported that Jones had bristles on a two-year contract and Matrine had to approve an assistant coach.

Jones used social media to express dissatisfaction with the terms.

“I’m still interested in this job for the Hawaiians, but the job offered me today, there’s no way I can accept it under the conditions I’ve been offered,” said 68. I tweeted. “I don’t accept their right-hearted coaches!”

Former Hawaii coach Todd Graham resigned more than a week ago in a controversy after finishing the second year of the five-year contract. He resigned after criticizing the coach’s management style and the relationship between the players after the former player and some parents testified before the state legislature hearing. Over a dozen players have entered the transfer portal.

Graham resigned and abandoned the $ 1,275,000 acquisition. The Rainbow Warriors were 6-7 overall this season. This includes a total of 5-4 at the previous year’s conference and 4-7 at Mountain West after 4-4.

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