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Monday, December 05, 2011

McMackin Retires

The Coach Mack era is over.
University of Hawaii coach Greg McMackin retired today, ending a four-year career at the helm of the Warriors football program.

McMackin had one season left on a five-year deal worth $1.1 million annually. As part of the agreement, McMackin accepted a buyout for $600,000. The university will begin a national search for McMackin's replacement immediately. UH assistant coach Rich Miano will serve as interim head coach.
Thank you, Coach. It'll be interesting to see who replaces him, and who is retained. I would hate to see Rolo go, but this could mean a complete overhaul to the identity of the Warriors.


  • At Monday, December 5, 2011 at 10:16:00 PM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Aloha Coach McMackin thank You

  • At Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 12:40:00 AM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Are you serious Rolo is one of the reason McMackin is no longer our coach. His play calling have been horrible, and he never game plans for other teams, it's usually call plays if it works great, if not keep trying and trying even though it never works... The only Coaches I would like them to keep are Miano, and the strength coach Heffernan. As for McMackin best of luck to you wish you nothing but the best, and Thank you for all your hard work.

  • At Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 8:16:00 AM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm glad coach Mac retired. He was a bad coach but I think the warriors should have tried to get a better more high profile coach and not rolo, bad move.

  • At Friday, December 9, 2011 at 5:25:00 PM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Unfortunately, a "more high profile coach" would likely want a big salary. Our expectations and desires are constrained by budget issues, and that means by how determined the politicians are to have a successful program in the new reality where mid-majors are being eroded by conference realignments leaving only haves and have nots.

  • At Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 3:41:00 AM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I like to think a HC is judged on making sure his players graduate, keeping the program clean, and a winning record. Coach Mack was successful in the first two criteria, but up and down in the last. Overall, he did a good job; we could have done far worse had he not provided the stable continuity after JJ abruptly left. It wasn't until 2 years into his tenure when he started bringing in better position coaches, and then bad luck with player injuries impacted the W-L bottom line. Like most mid-major programs, we lack the depth of talent that keeps schools like USC successful despite injuries. As for Graves' revelations, I hope Mack was healthy. If not, then his stepping down was to everyone's advantage.


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