Friday , Apr , 13 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Hawaii names Nash new head coach

Honolulu, HI (Sports Network) – The University of Hawaii named Bob Nash the
school’s new men’s basketball coach on Friday.

Nash, who had spent the previous 23 years as an associate coach at the school,
becomes the 18th head coach in the history of the school.

“We conducted a thorough national search and Bob Nash emerged as the best
person to lead our men’s basketball program,” said Hawaii athletics director
Herman Frazier. “In addition to his outstanding skills as a basketball coach,
Bob is a wonderful person and incredible role model for student-athletes. He
will represent UH in first-class fashion and get the most out of his players,
athletically and academically. This is a proud day for UH and the future is
bright for Rainbow Warrior basketball.”

Nash takes over for coach Riley Wallace, the all-time winningest coach in
school history. Wallace compiled 334 victories over 20 seasons at Hawaii.

“I want to thank the committee, Mr. Frazier, President McClain, and Chancellor
Konan for this opportunity,” said Nash. “They have entrusted me with this
basketball program. I’m humbled by the outpouring of support I have received
from the community and coaching friends across the country. My alma mater has
called and I am ready to serve.”