List of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors head football coaches
The Hawaii Warriors college football team represents the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (Hawaii) in the Mountain West Conference (Mountain West). The Warriors compete as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). The program has had 22 head coaches since it began play during the 1909 season. Since December 2011, Norm Chow has served as the head coach at Hawaii. In 2016, Nick Rolovich, a former Hawaii player and assistant coach, was named the 24th football coach in school history, replacing Chris Naeole, who was the interim coach at the end of the 2015 season.
The team has played in over 950 games over 97 seasons of Hawaii football. In that time, three coaches have led the Warriors in postseason bowl games: Bob Wagner, June Jones and Greg McMackin. Two of those coaches also won conference championships: Jones and McMackin won or shared a combined three as a member of the Mountain West.
Otto Klum is the leader in seasons coached and games won, with 84 victories during his 19 years with the program. Dave Crawford has the highest winning percentage of those who have coached more than one game, with .857. Fred von Appen has the lowest winning percentage of those who have coached more than one game, with .139. Of the 22 different head coaches who have led the Warriors Clark Shaughnessy has been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana.
|#||Order of coaches[A 2]||GC||Games coached||CW||Conference wins||PW||Postseason wins|
|DC||Division championships||OW||Overall wins||CL||Conference losses||PL||Postseason losses|
|CC||Conference championships||OL||Overall losses||CT||Conference ties||PT||Postseason ties|
|NC||National championships||OT||Overall ties[A 3]||C%||Conference winning percentage|
|Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame||O%||Overall winning percentage[A 4]|
|1||Jones, AustinAustin Jones||1909–1911||14||8||6||0||.571||—||—||—||—||0||0||0||—||0||—|
|2||Peden, JohnJohn Peden||1915||7||5||1||1||.786||—||—||—||—||0||0||0||—||0||—|
|3||Britton, WilliamWilliam Britton||1916||6||3||2||1||.583||—||—||—||—||0||0||0||—|
|4||Crawford, DaveDave Crawford||1917–1919||14||11||1||2||.857||—||—||—||—||0||0||0||—||0||—|
|5||Elliot, RaymondRaymond Elliot||1920||8||6||3||0||.750||—||—||—||—||0||0||0||—||0||—|
|6||Klum, OttoOtto Klum||1921–1939||142||84||51||7||.616||—||—||—||—||0||0||0||—||0||—|
|7||Gill, EugeneEugene Gill||1940–1941||16||10||6||0||.625||—||—||—||—||0||0||0||—||0||—|
|8||Kaulukukui, TomTom Kaulukukui||1941
|9||Kodros, ArchieArchie Kodros||1951||11||4||7||0||.364||—||—||—||—||0||0||0||—||0||—|
|10||Vasconcellos, HankHank Vasconcellos||1952–1960||92||44||45||3||.495||—||—||—||—||0||0||0||—||0||—|
|11||Asato, JimJim Asato||1962–1964||27||15||12||0||.556||—||—||—||—||0||0||0||—||0||—|
|12||Shaughnessy, ClarkClark Shaughnessy||1965||10||1||8||1||.150||—||—||—||—||0||0||0||—||0||—|
|13||Sarboe, PhilPhil Sarboe||1966||10||4||6||0||.400||—||—||—||—||0||0||0||—||0||—|
|14||King, DonDon King||1967||10||6||4||0||.600||—||—||—||—||0||0||0||—||0||—|
|15||Holmes, DaveDave Holmes||1968–1973||64||46||17||1||.727||—||—||—||—||0||0||0||—||0||—|
|16||Price, LarryLarry Price||1974–1976||33||15||18||0||.455||—||—||—||—||0||0||0||—||0||—|
|17||Tomey, DickDick Tomey||1977–1986||112||63||46||3||.576||33||24||2||.576||0||0||0||0||0||WAC Coach of the Year (1981)|
|18||Wagner, BobBob Wagner||1987–1995||110||58||49||3||.541||31||40||1||.438||1||1||0||0||0||WAC Coach of the Year (1989, 1992)|
|19||von Appen, FredFred von Appen||1996–1998||36||5||31||—||.139||2||22||—||.083||0||0||—||0||0||—|
|20||Jones, JuneJune Jones||1999–2007||117||76||41||—||.650||47||24||—||.662||4||2||—||2||0||Sporting News College Football Coach of the Year (1999)
American Football Coach/Schutt Sports National COY (1999)
CNN/SI National Coach of the Year (1999)
WAC Coach of the Year (1999, 2006, 2007)
|21||McMackin, GregGreg McMackin||2008–2011||54||29||25||—||.537||18||13||—||.581||0||2||—||1||0||—|
|22||Chow, NormNorm Chow||2012–2015||24||4||20||—||.167||1||15||—||.063||0||0||—||0||0||—|
|23||Rolovich, NickNick Rolovich||2016–present||3||1||2||—||.333||0||0||—||—||0||0||—||0||0||—|
- Although the first Rose Bowl Game was played in 1902, it has been continuously played since the 1916 game, and is recognized as the oldest bowl game by the NCAA. "—" indicates any season prior to 1916 when postseason games were not played.
- A running total of the number of head coaches, with coaches who served separate tenures being counted only once. Interim head coaches are represented with "Int" and are not counted in the running total. "—" indicates the team played but either without a coach or no coach is on record. "X" indicates an interim year without play.
- Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.
- When computing the win–loss percentage, a tie counts as half a win and half a loss.
- Statistics correct as of the end of the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season.
- "Hawaii coaching records". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 21, 2013.
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- 2012 University of Hawaiʻi Warrior Football Media Guide, p. 110
- 2012 University of Hawaiʻi Warrior Football Media Guide, pp. 136–137
- "Hall of Fame inductee: Clark Shaughnessy". National Football Foundation. Retrieved January 21, 2013.
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