OC Sapolu, ex-DC Yoro leaving Hawaii football

Feb. 11—Offensive coordinator Roman Sapolu and Jacob Yoro, who was the defensive coordinator the past two seasons, announced to their players they are leaving the Rainbow Warriors.

The Hawaii football team is seeking coaching replacements on offense and defense following two departures from the staff.

Offensive coordinator Roman Sapolu and Jacob Yoro, who was the defensive coordinator the past two seasons, announced to their players they are leaving the Rainbow Warriors.

Sapolu, who also coached UH’s offensive linemen, will join the Miami Dolphins as an assistant O-line coach. Sapolu’s father is Jesse Sapolu, a former UH offensive lineman who went on to win four Super Bowl rings with the San Francisco 49ers.

Yoro is poised to join the Missouri coaching staff, where he will be reunited with former UH defensive coordinator Corey Batoon. Batoon, who recently signed a three-year contract to serve as Missouri’s defensive coordinator, coached with Yoro at UH in 2018 and 2019.

Yoro, a Saint Louis School graduate, joined the Rainbow Warriors as an assistant coach in February 2017.

After Chang was hired in January 2022, Yoro was promoted to defensive coordinator. Yoro also coached the safeties last season, a position he was set to coach exclusively this season. He received a renewal after his two-year contract expired last month.

The Warriors have restructured the coaching staff entering Chang’s third season as head coach of his alma mater.

Last month, UH did not renew the contracts of co-offensive coordinator Ian Shoemaker ; co-defensive coordinator /D-line coach Eti Ena ; and cornerbacks coach Steve Irvin. Ena and Irvin are joining New Mexico State’s coaching staff.

Keiki Misipeka, who coached the running backs the past two seasons, was named the interim general manager overseeing recruiting.

Dennis Thurman was hired as UH’s…


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Author : The Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Publish date : 2024-02-11 17:06:00

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