Hawaii Football Adds To Its Coaching Staff
Who is joining the Warriors staff?
Chang is making additions
Timmy Chang has added two more members to his inaugural coaching staff. It is an exciting time for the program as Chang has been putting together a solid staff with strong ties to the islands. It has a signing day feel as the fans are buzzing as each new member is announced.
Chris Brown has been hired as the Inside Linebackers/Defensive End coach. Brown has been the linebackers and strength coach at Bishop Gorman. He was a hard hitting linebacker for the Bows in the early 2000s and now makes his return to his alma mater to join his college teammate’s staff.
Keiki Misipeka has been hired as the Running backs coach. Like Brown, Misipeka also played for the Bows in the early 2000s. Misipeka comes to the Bows from Missouri Southern where he served as the running backs coach and international recruiting coordinator. Misipeka was born and raised in American Samoa and will be crucial to the recruiting efforts in Samoa.
Experience and dynamic offensive numbers, Ian Shoemaker is our new offensive coordinator and QB coach! He helped guide Eastern Washington to a No. 1 ranking in total offense in all of FCS producing 520 yards per game! Welcome to the #BRADDAHHOOD coach! pic.twitter.com/Ph0ETrnC1V
— Hawaii Football (@HawaiiFootball) January 27, 2022
On Thursday, it was announced that Ian Shoemaker will be the offensive coordinator. Shoemaker comes to Hawaii from Eastern Washington where his offenses averaged over 500 yards and 41 points per game. He resigned in the middle of last season but it sounds like there were problems amongst the coaching staff as he was the fourth coach to resign in less than a year.
One of the concerns that came with the hiring of Chang was what kind of staff he would be able to put together. So far, he’s answered that question. Chang must be well liked within the profession because it seems like he is having no trouble finding hungry, up and coming coaches who want to be a part of this rebuild.