Hawaii fires football coach Norm Chow

November 1, 2015

After suffering an embarrassing 58-7 home loss to Air Force on Saturday night, University of Hawaii Athletics Director David Matlin announced today that head football coach Norm Chow has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately.

Chris Naeole will serve as the interim head coach for the remainder of the 2015 season.

“I’d like to thank Coach Chow for his dedication to our football program for the past four years,” Matlin said in a statement. “Ultimately, we feel this decision is in the best interest of the University and Athletics Department and we need to move in a different direction. Coach Chow should be commended for helping our football program achieve all-time highs in APR scores and graduation rates.”

Chow was 10-36 in his four seasons with the Rainbow Warriors, including a 2-7 record this year after Saturday’s loss to Air Force. He took over the program in 2012.

Chow, a respected offensive mind and long time successful coordinator, had never been a head coach at a major program prior to his hire at Hawaii.

After several losing seasons, Hawaii had reason for optimism this season with the arrival of USC transfer Max Wittek at quarterback.  The team opened with an impressive home win over Colorado, a Pac-12 school, and won two of its first three games.  Unfortunately for Chow, things turned sour after that, as the school lost six consecutive games, including the recent blowout to Air Force.

By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services  

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