The year 2015 was an eventful one for Hawaii sports fans. The University of Hawaii football team struggled through a dismal season, leading to Norm Chow’s dismissal and the hiring of Nick Rolovich as his replacement. The Rainbow Warrior basketball team, meanwhile, got off to a promising start under first-year head coach Eran Ganot (the season would culminate with the program’s first-ever victory in the NCAA Tournament). And at ESPN Honolulu, we had a full year of fun events, great promotions and exciting opportunities to be involved in our community. Here are some snapshots of the year that was:
December 2015: A clean-shaven Nick Rolovich is all smiles with ESPN Honolulu’s Bobby Curran. This photo was taken at a “Call the Coach” show at the Pagoda – Rolo’s first public event since being named the new UH football head coach.
April 2015: Digital Media Manager Ku‘ulei Agbayani holds up a beautiful full-color photo signed by Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota. We give away the best prizes!
August 2015: The Sports Animals (Chris Hart and Gary Dickman) share a moment with Miss Hawaii Teen USA, Kyla Hee. Kyla is now a professional model based in New York.
December 2015: Laura Beeman and the Rainbow Wahine basketball team had a blast at their “Hoopla” fundraiser at the Hukilau in downtown Honolulu.
September 2015: We did an interview with standout UH golfer Eimi Koga. Eimi is now playing professionally in the LPGA Tour in Japan.
August 2015: Bobby Curran and Gary Dickman teamed up for the NAPA Auto Parts Ultimate Sports Trivia “Celebrity Challenge.”
January 2015: Our ESPN Honolulu crew at our first ESPN Jersey Fun Run event at Aloha Stadium!
# # #