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Hawaii names Nick Rolovich head coach

Nevada offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich is heading back to Hawaii to be their head coach.

Hawaii Athletics

The Hawaii Warriors have found their replacement for the fired Norm Chow by bringing in former Warriors assistant coach and quarterback NIck Rolovich. Rolovich comes over from the Nevada Wolf Pack where he has been the offensive coordinator since 2012.

He comes back to Hawaii where he held the same position 2010-11 and spent a total of four years as an assistant for the Rainbow Warriors.

"I'm pleased to welcome back Nick Rolovich to the UH 'ohana," Athletics Director David Matlin said said in a press release. "Nick is a Warrior at heart and someone I know our fans will support. He understands what it means to be a Warrior having played and coached here and what affect a winning program has with this community. I have no doubt we picked the right man for this job. The future is bright for Hawai'i football."

Naturally, Rolovich is excited to go back where he spent nearly a decade of his life.

"Being raised a Warrior, there is a great sense of excitement and responsibility about bringing back a winning tradition to Hawai'i football," Rolovich said. "I can't wait to get started. I'm honored to be selected to run this program which has made me into the man I am today."

Rolovich will finish up his season as Nevada's play caller in their season finale against San Diego State and will be introduced as the Warriors new head coach on Monday. It is unlikely that he will be calling the plays for Nevada in their bowl game.

Other candidates considered were former Hawaii and SMU head coach June Jones, Tulsa co-defensive coordinator Brian Norwood, former Army head coach Rich Ellerson and former Kaiser High School (HI) head coach Rich Miano.