By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor.
Today’s let’s look back at the football career (so far) of University of Hawaii head football coach Timmy Chang. It’s safe to say that no UH head coach has put together the kind of on-field résumé that Chang has. Just take a look at some of the numbers:
14 – The jersey number Chang wore throughout his time at Saint Louis School and the University of Hawaii.
113 – The number of TD passes Chang threw in three seasons at Saint Louis. That is the most in the history of Hawaii high school football.
313 – The amount of passing yards freshman Chang recorded on Sept. 30, 2000 in his starting debut as a Rainbow Warrior QB. Chang’s numbers for the game: 31 completions in 48 pass attempts, 1 TD and 2 INTs.
70 – The number of pass attempts Chang had in a 2003 UH victory over Rice. That was a Hawaii record until Colt Brennan had 75 pass attempts four seasons later.
2 – The number of times Chang was named Hawaii Bowl MVP. In leading the Rainbow Warriors to wins over Houston (2003) and Alabama-Birmingham (2004), Chang threw for a combined 880 yards and 9 TDs. (Slot back Chad Owens shared MVP honors with Chang in the 2004 game.)
17,072 – Chang’s career passing yardage. That was an NCAA record until Houston Cougar QB Case Keenum surpassed it in 2011.
2,587 – The total number of offensive plays in Chang’s UH career. This remains the most plays in college football history.
29 – The number of UH wins with Chang as the starting QB – the most among all UH QBs.
17 – The number of TD connections between Chang and receiver Chad Owens in the 2004 season – the UH single-season record.
3 – The number of seasons Chang spent as an offensive coordinator, albeit not at the FBS level. Chang served as OC and QBs coach for Jackson State in 2014 and 2015, then joined Emory & Henry College in 2016 as offensive coordinator.