Over the course of this off season, coaches in support roles land full-time opportunities, or other steps up in the coaching profession, every day.
But one FBS program has had quite the off season in that regard, even going as far as to have their graphics department work something up to tout the success young coaches had in landing another opportunity – and “leaving the nest.”
That program? None other than Nick Rolovich and Hawaii – “Where young coaches come to get made. #HotSpot”
— Hawaii FB Recruits (@UH_FBRecruits) March 12, 2019
The graphic, which seems to depict Rolo as the mother hen, uses some creativity (and bravado) in touting the success the program has in preparing coaches to move on.
As for the guys highlighted by the logos on the eggs, here’s there moves and the dates we posted them on The Scoop:
- March 13, 2019 – Augustana (D-II – SD): Hawaii graduate assistant Mikahael Waters is now coaching the receivers at Augustana.
- March 1, 2019 – Tennessee: Numi Lolohea is joining the Vols staff in a graduate assistant role, per source. Lolohea was a graduate assistant on the Hawaii staff previously.
- March 1, 2019 – Maine (FCS): Hawaii defensive intern Makana Garrigan has joined the Maine staff. Prior to being an intern, Garrigan spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at Hawaii.
- March 1, 2019 – Azusa Pacific (D-II – CA): Hawaii offensive graduate assistant Jake Thomas has joined the staff as offensive line coach, per source.
- January 17, 2019 – Navy: Hawaii staffer Billy Ray Stutzman is joining the Navy staff as an offensive assistant. Stutzman, who played receiver at Hawaii, coached at Emory & Henry three seasons before joining the Hawaii staff for this past season.
In true Rolo fashion, he shared a clever follow up tweet to the graphic. Hard to deny that “Where GAs instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano,” is a nice touch.
I’ll tell you where…Some place warm. Where the yards flow like wine, and where GAs instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. https://t.co/DeOiqPMerH
— Dat 12 (@NickRolovich) March 12, 2019