Hawaii Football

*updated 6/03/2019*

UH, SJSU Collaborate For Dick Tomey Legacy Trophy Football Series

via the University of Hawai’i — In honor of Coach Tomey, who put Hawai’i football on the NCAA Division I map and later revitalized and energized San Jose State University’s program, the schools will be playing for the Dick Tomey Legacy Trophy for the first time on November 9 in Aloha Stadium.

Coach Tomey was the head coach at Hawai’i for 10 seasons (1977-86) and San Jose State for five (2005-09). In between, he coached the University of Arizona for 14 seasons.His head coaching record was 183-145-7. After the 2018 season, he still ranked in top-50 for Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches for most games coached (19th, 335 games coached) and games won (39th). READ MORE.

Dick Tomey, who coached the University of Hawaii football team from 1977 through 1986, passed away this past Saturday at age 80. Tomey is largely credited for helping put the UH program on the college football map, bringing in near-sellout crowds to Aloha Stadium and going toe-to-toe with perennial powers such as USC, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Michigan, West Virginia, South Carolina and Arizona State. ESPN Honolulu Web Editor Lance Tominaga, who collaborated with Coach Tomey on the 2017 book, Rise of the Rainbow Warriors: Ten Unforgettable Years of University of Hawaii Football (Watermark Publishing), reflects on his experiences with the legendary and beloved coach. READ MORE.

Mountain West Conference Announces National TV Schedule












via University of Hawai’i Athletics: The Mountain West announced a 44-game football broadcast schedule for the 2019 football season, which includes five University of Hawai’i contests.

The Rainbow Warriors will kick-off the 44-game slate with a Week 0 contest against visiting Arizona on the CBS Sports Network, set for Aug. 24 at 4:30 p.m. HT. Later in the season UH will be featured on CBS Sports Network twice more, including the Oct. 19 matchup with Air Force at 5:00 p.m. HT and Nov. 30 against visiting Army at 7:30 p.m. HT.

While the three home games will be shown on CBS Sports Network, two road contests will be showcased on one of the ESPN Networks with Nevada on Sept. 28 and Boise State on Oct. 12. Kickoff times have not been set for either of the two road games.

Of the 44 game broadcast schedule released by the Mountain West, the distribution will be split in half with 22 games on CBS Sports Network and 22 on the ESPN Networks.

Additional games on Spectrum Sports, Stadium, and other platforms will be released in the coming months.


The University of Hawaii Football head coach joined The Bobby Curran Show on location at the Rainbow Warriors’ spring practice.

The Associate Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator for the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and former UH Football Head Coach, joined the Bobby Curran Show on location at the Rainbow Warriors’ spring practice.

The Hawaii Football Cornerbacks coach chats with Bobby Curran on site during the Rainbow Warriors’ spring practice.

SIGNING DAY | Wednesday, February 6, 2019


Early Signing Day | December 19, 2018



2019 Football Schedule Announced

Date               Opponent
Aug. 24          Arizona
Sept. 7           Oregon State
Sept. 14         at Washington
Sept. 21         Central Arkansas
Sept. 28         at Nevada*
Oct. 12           at Boise State*
Oct. 19           Air Force*
Oct. 26           at New Mexico*
Nov. 2            Fresno State*
Nov. 9            San Jose State*
Nov. 16          at UNLV*
Nov. 23          San Diego State*
Nov. 30          Army
* denotes Mountain West game  |  Home games are in bold

Football Home Opponents Announced

2019 Home Schedule
Aug. 24 – Arizona (Pac-12)
Sept. 7 – Oregon State (Pac-12)
Sept. 21 – Central Arkansas
Nov. 30 – Army (#22 AP Poll)
Date TBA – Air Force
Date TBA – Fresno State (#19 AP Poll)
Date TBA – San Diego State
Date TBA – San Jose State

Rolovich Contract Extended Through 2022
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University of Hawaii head football coach Nick Rolovich joins The Sports Animals to discuss the early signing period and their new Rainbow Warriors.


2019 Early Signing Class

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown / Previous School Highlights
Zach Bowers LB 6-0 215 Fr Chandler, Ariz. / Chandler HS Video
Zach Daniel QB 6-0 190 Fr Houston, Texas / The Kinkaid School Video
Cortez Davis DB 5-11 178 Jr Flowery Branch, Ga. / Itawamba CC Video
Steven Fiso ATH 6-2 191 Fr Aua, American Samoa / Faga’itua HS Video
Tauivi Ho Ching LB 6-1 230 Jr Nu’uuli, American Samoa / Mt. San Antonio College Video
Arasi Mose OL 6-5 345 Fr Honolulu, O’ahu / Saint Louis School Video
Darius Muasau LB 6-1 225 Fr. Mililani, O’ahu / Mililani HS Video
Tiger Peterson DB 6-1 195 Fr Honolulu, O’ahu / Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama Video
James Phillips WR 5-9 155 So Menifee, Calif. / Mt. San Jacinto College Video
Jared Smart WR 6-0 180 Jr Dublin, Calif. / Laney College Video
Melquise Stovall WR 5-9 190 Jr Lancaster, Calif. / Riverside City  College Video
Mason Vega DL 6-3 265 Fr Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. / Chaffey College Video
Kaimana “Bubba” Wa’a OL 6-2 293 Fr Corvallis, Ore. / Crescent Valley HS Video


DILLON GABRIEL QB | 6-0 | 190 Mililani UCF
FAATUI TUITELE DT | 6-3 | 300 lbs Saint Louis Washington ESPN 300 (No. 40)
SAMA PAAMA DT | 6-4 | 335 lbs Kaimuki Washington
ELIJAH UNUTOA OL | 6-5 | 300 lbs Kapaa BYU *will serve a two-year church mission*
TAUSILI FIATOA DE | 6-2 | 195 lbs Kahuku Navy *originally commited to BYU*
SITIVENI KAUFUSI FB | 6-3 | 230 lbs Punahou Navy
JULIUS BUELOW OL | 6-5 | 300 lbs Kapolei Washington
MIKI AH YOU LB | 6-1 | 207 lbs Kahuku Washington
TIM HORN K | 6-3 | 210 Punahou Washington
ETHAN ERICKSON TE | 6-5 | 225 lbs Kahuku BYU
KUPONO BLAKE DE | 6-3 | 265 lbs Kamehameha Air Force
MANINOA TUFONO LB | 6-3 | 235 lbs Punahou USC
DUKE CLEMENS OL | 6-4 | 265 lbs Punahou UCLA
MARIST LIUFAU LB | 6-3 | 195 lbs Punahou Notre Dame
PENI NAULU LB | 6-1 | 210 lbs Kapolei Washington State


TAULIA TAGOVAILOA QB | 6-0 | 190 lbs Thompson HS Alabama
TREVEN MA’AE  DE | 6-4 | 210 Bishop Gorman Oregon



FUN FACT: Melquise Stovall, made his college football debut in 2016….against the Rainbow Warriors. Stovall snared 4 receptions for 61 yards and a TD to help the Cal Bears beat UH in the season opener in Australia. The game also marked the head coaching debut for Nick Rolovich.