Frank Arnold

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Frank Arnold
Frank Arnold.jpg
Arnold from 1973 UCLA yearbook
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
University of Hawaii
Head coaching record
Overall 148-139 (.526)
Accomplishments and honors
Western Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship (1979, 1980, 1983)

Frank Arnold is a former men's basketball coach who coached at Brigham Young University from 1975–1983 and at the University of Hawaii from 1985-1987.


Arnold was hired to replace BYU coach Glenn Potter. Prior to coming to BYU, Arnold had been tutored by UCLA legendary coach John Wooden, working as an assistant for the “Wizard of Westwood” during the school’s glory years. Arnold was Wooden's assistant coach for three NCAA championships.

Arnold led the Cougars to a 137-94 (.593) record, won three Western Athletic Conference basketball titles and also coached them to three trips to NCAA Tournament and another to the NIT. BYU made it to the NCAA Final 8 with a team starring future NBA players Danny Ainge, Greg Kite and Fred Roberts. Arnold struggled after the 1981 season and finished coaching at BYU in 1983.

Arnold accepted the head coaching position at the University of Hawaii in 1985 and coached at the school for two seasons and led the Rainbow Warriors to an 11-45 (.244) record. He resigned in 1987 and noted that his lack of success at the school was because "In order to win here you have to have J.C. transfers and that doesn't fit into my recruiting or coaching style".[1]

Personal life[edit]

His son Gib Arnold also became a basketball coach. Gib became head coach at the University of Hawaii in 2010.[2]


  1. ^ Honolulu Star Bulletin, October 30, 2000
  2. ^ "Gib Arnold Named New Hawai'i Men's Basketball Coach". March 20, 2010. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 

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