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Hawaii taps former star quarterback Timmy Chang as coach

HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii has employed former star quarterback Timmy Chang as its new head coach.

Athletics director David Matlin introduced Chang’s hiring on Saturday in a launch, saying Chang “made a name for himself throwing the football as a young quarterback and has continued his legacy in the collegiate coaching ranks over the past decade.

“The time has come for him to take over this system that developed him into the coach, father, husband and chief he’s right now.”

Just final month, Chang was employed by Colorado State to be its huge receivers coach. Previously, he spent 5 years at Nevada underneath Jay Norvell — who’s now Colorado State’s head coach — as a good finish and huge receivers coach, and likewise had teaching stints at Emory and Henry and Jackson State.

Chang, who’s from Honolulu, set the NCAA’s all-time passing (17,072) and whole offense (16,910) information when he performed for Hawaii from 2000 to 2004. He was additionally a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Award in his final season with Hawaii. Chang additionally performed within the Canadian Football League and NFL Europe.

Chang stated in a press release: “I’m back. I’m home.”

“In my heart, I’ve never left. Like I’ve always done, I’m ready to give my all for Hawai’i. The highest privilege in coaching is the right to represent an institution as a head coach. This is beyond indescribable,” he said. “I get to do it right here in Hawai’i, the place I’m from. I’m so proud to characterize MY college and state. I’m honored to guide the BRADDAHHOOD.”

Chang can be formally launched subsequent week. No particulars about his contract have been made obtainable on Saturday night time.

Earlier this week, former Hawaii soccer coach June Jones declined a proposal to return to guide this system for a second time. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that Jones bristled at a two-year contract and the very fact Matlin must approve the assistant coaches.

Jones took to social media to voice his displeasure with the phrases.

“I am still interested in this job for the people of Hawaii, but the job offered me today, there is no way I could accept with the conditions offered me,” the 68-year-old tweeted. “No coach of their proper thoughts would settle for!”

Former Hawaii coach Todd Graham resigned more than a week ago amid controversy after completing the second-year of a five-year contract. He stepped down after former players and some parents testified before a state legislative hearing, criticizing the coach’s management style and relationships with players. More than a dozen players entered the transfer portal.

Graham gave up a $1,275,000 buyout by resigning. The Rainbow Warriors were 6-7 overall this season, including 4-7 in the Mountain West after going 5-4 overall and 4-4 in the conference the year before.

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