The University of Hawaii has fired head football coach Norm Chow
The University of Hawaii has fired head football coach Norm Chow.
Sources close to the situation who asked not to be identified confirm to KITV sports director Robert Kekaula that Chow was fired Sunday morning.
The firing follows the worst conference home loss for the UH football team in school history. Saturday night Air Force pummeled the Rainbow Warriors 58 to 7.
Chow is in his fourth year of a five-year contract. He has a 10-36 overall won-loss record and 4 and 24 in the Mountain West Conference.
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Norm Chow Relieved of His Duties As UH Football Coach
HONOLULU – University of Hawai‘i 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. “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.