Category:Hawaii Rainbow Warriors basketball coaches
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The following 18 pages are in this category, out of 18 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 18 pages are in this category, out of 18 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Basketball – Basketball is a non-contact team sport played on a rectangular court by two teams of five players each. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high that is mounted to a backboard at each end of the court. The game was invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, a team can score a field goal by shooting the ball through the basket being defended by the opposition team during regular play. A field goal scores three points for the team if the player shoots from behind the three-point line. A team can also score via free throws, which are worth one point, the team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but additional time is mandated when the score is tied at the end of regulation. The ball can be advanced on the court by passing it to a teammate and it is a violation to lift, or drag, ones pivot foot without dribbling the ball, to carry it, or to hold the ball with both hands then resume dribbling. The game has many techniques for displaying skill—ball-handling, shooting, passing, dribbling, dunking, shot-blocking. The point guard directs the on court action of the team, implementing the coachs game plan, Basketball is one of the worlds most popular and widely viewed sports. Outside North America, the top clubs from national leagues qualify to continental championships such as the Euroleague, the FIBA Basketball World Cup attracts the top national teams from around the world. Each continent hosts regional competitions for teams, like EuroBasket. The FIBA Womens Basketball World Cup features the top womens basketball teams from continental championships. The main North American league is the WNBA, whereas the EuroLeague Women has been dominated by teams from the Russian Womens Basketball Premier League, in early December 1891, Canadian Dr. He sought a vigorous indoor game to keep his students occupied, after rejecting other ideas as either too rough or poorly suited to walled-in gymnasiums, he wrote the basic rules and nailed a peach basket onto a 10-foot elevated track. Basketball was originally played with a soccer ball and these laces could cause bounce passes and dribbling to be unpredictable. Eventually a lace-free ball construction method was invented, and this change to the game was endorsed by Naismith, dribbling was not part of the original game except for the bounce pass to teammates. Passing the ball was the means of ball movement. Dribbling was eventually introduced but limited by the shape of early balls. Dribbling only became a part of the game around the 1950s
2. Frank Arnold – Frank Harold Arnold is a retired American college basketball coach who was head coach at BYU from 1975 to 1983 and at the University of Hawaii at Manoa from 1985 to 1987. Born in Ogden, Utah, Arnold grew up in Pocatello, Idaho and he then attended Idaho State University in Pocatello and lettered on the Idaho State Bengals basketball team from 1954 to 1956. After graduating from Idaho State in 1956, Arnold became an assistant basketball coach at Payette High School in Payette, in 1962, Arnold enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Oregon and became a graduate assistant on the Oregon Ducks basketball team. In 1963, Arnold returned to Pocatello High to be head coach, the following year, Arnold moved to Vancouver, Washington to be head coach at Clark Junior College, where he would stay for two seasons until 1966. Arnold then returned to the University of Oregon to be assistant coach under Steve Belko, Arnold joined John Woodens staff at UCLA in 1971 to replace Denny Crum, who left to take the head coaching position at Louisville. Arnold was hired to replace BYU coach Glenn Potter in 1975, prior to coming to BYU, Arnold had been tutored by UCLA legendary coach John Wooden, working as an assistant for the “Wizard of Westwood” during the school’s glory years. Arnold was Woodens assistant coach for three NCAA championships, Arnold led the Cougars to a 137-94 record, won three Western Athletic Conference basketball titles and also coached them to three trips to NCAA Tournament and another to the NIT. BYU made it to the NCAA Final 8 with a team starring future NBA players Danny Ainge, Greg Kite, Arnold struggled after the 1981 season and finished coaching at BYU in 1983. Arnold accepted the coaching position at the University of Hawaii in 1985. He resigned in 1987 and noted that his lack of success at the school was because In order to win here you have to have J. C. transfers, Arnold then was an assistant at Arizona State for two seasons. His son Gib Arnold also became a coach and was most recently head coach at Hawaii from 2010 to 2014
3. Gib Arnold – Gibson Kirk Arnold is an American college basketball player and coach. He currently works in the NBA in the front office of the Boston Celtics, Arnold was born in 1968, when his father Frank Arnold was an assistant coach at the University of Oregon. As Frank Arnold later became an assistant at UCLA and was coach at BYU and Hawaii, Gib Arnold grew up in the Los Angeles, Provo, Utah. Arnold graduated from Punahou School in 1987, where he was a prep All-American, initially committed to Hawaii, Arnold first attended Arizona State University instead to follow his father, who became assistant coach for the Arizona State Sun Devils. An honor student as a freshman, Arnold left Arizona State to go on a two-year LDS mission to Munich, in 1990, Arnold enrolled in Dixie State College, a junior college in St. George, Utah and played his first year of college basketball there. Arnold transferred to UC San Diego in 1991, averaging 3.6 points in 20 games as a sophomore, retiring from basketball, Arnold transferred to Brigham Young University and graduated in 1994 with a bachelors degree in business administration. Arnold began his career as an assistant coach at Provo High School in 1994. In the 1995–96 season, Arnold moved up to the college level as assistant coach at Utah Valley State College. The following season, Arnold got his first NCAA Division I coaching job as assistant coach at Loyola Marymount, in the 1998–99 season, Arnold was an assistant coach at Vanderbilt under Jan van Breda Kolff. In 1999, Arnold followed van Breda Kolff to Pepperdine and remained on staff under Paul Westphal from 2001 to 2003, at Pepperdine, Arnold specialized in coaching defense and recruiting. From 2003 to 2005, Arnold served as the coach at the College of Southern Idaho. On April 6,2005, Arnold became an assistant coach at USC under Tim Floyd and remained for the 2009–10 season under new head coach Kevin ONeill. At USC, Arnold was named as one of the top 25 recruiters in the country by Rivals. com, among players he coached at USC included first-round NBA draft picks DeMar DeRozan, Taj Gibson, OJ Mayo, and Nikola Vucevic. On March 20,2010, the University of Hawaii at Manoa named Arnold the 19th head coach of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors basketball, having inherited a program that had three straight losing seasons, Arnold led Hawaii to a 19–13 record and CIT appearance in his first season. Hawaii made the 2013 CIT and had its best record under Arnold at 20–11 in 2013–14, Arnold was the quickest Coach Hawaii history to reach 50 wins. Hawaii players restrained the fan, who was later arrested, on October 28,2014, Hawaii relieved Arnold without cause and assistant coach Bradyn Akana of their duties during the initial stages of an NCAA investigation. Assistant Coach Brandyn Akana was found to have altered an I20 Student Visa form, the NCAA investigation showed that Arnold had no knowledge of the violations. The NCAA determined that back up center and Hawaii Scholar Athlete of the Year Davis Rozitis borrowed a car of an acquaintance to move his belongings into his dorm, NCAA records show that Rozitis borrowed the car from the boosters girlfriend as the booster was on the mainland
4. Jamie Dixon – James Patrick Dixon II is an American basketball coach and the current head coach of the TCU Horned Frogs mens basketball team. He previously served as the coach of the University of Pittsburgh mens basketball team from 2003 through 2016. In 2009 he was the coach for the FIBA Under-192009 gold-medal winning United States national basketball team for which he was named the 2009 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year. Dixon began his career in 1989 as the head coach at Te Aute College. He then became an assistant coach at UC-Santa Barbara and then at the University of Hawaii, Dixon then served as an assistant under Ben Howland at Northern Arizona University. After a brief stint as an assistant at Hawaii under Riley Wallace, Dixon was promoted as Pittsburghs head coach when Howland left for UCLA following the 2002–03 season. In 13 years at Pitt, Dixon had a record of 328–123 and he won 188 games in his first seven seasons, tying the NCAA Division I record for most wins in the first seven seasons of a head coaching career. He was awarded the Naismith College Coach of the Year honors following the 2008–09 season, Dixon won Big East Coach of the Year honors in 2004 for leading Pitt to a school-record 31 wins and the Big East regular season championship. He took Pitt to the game of the Big East Mens Basketball Tournament in 2004,2006,2007 and 2008. He is Pitts first and only coach to guide the Panthers to seven consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. His success at Pitt continued through the 2010 season, perhaps his best coaching performance to date. The Panthers tied for place in the Big East and earned a No.2 seed in the Big East Tournament. He is the first and only coach in Pitts history to lead his team to seven consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. At the end of the 2010 season, Dixon is the winningest coach in Big East history with a current.721 winning percentage in eight seasons of league games and he also stands second on Pitts all-time wins list, behind only the legendary Doc Carlson. On March 31,2010, Pitt extended Dixons contract by two years, which make him Pitts head coach through the 2017–18 season. On April 2,2010, Dixon was named the Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year by CollegeInsider. com, on October 23,2010, Dixon received national attention when he assisted in removing victims from a severe car accident in a Pittsburgh suburb. On December 22,2010, Dixon won his 200th game with a 61-46 win over American. With the victory, Dixon tied the all-time NCAA Division I record held by Mark Few, the achievement of winning his first 200 out of 255 games also ranked Dixon among the all-time top-15 for the quickest coaches to achieve 200 victories in regards to total number of games played
5. Larry Farmer (basketball) – Larry Farmer is an American college basketball coach and player. He currently is an assistant coach at Western Michigan University and this is his second stint as an assistant coach at WMU. Farmer played his school basketball at Manual High School in Denver, Colorado. He nearly quit the sport as a sophomore, but stuck with it, later, as a senior, he helped the Thunderbolts reach the state championship game. In January 2017, Farmer was inducted into the Colorado High School Activities Associations Hall of Fame, Farmer played at UCLA during the early 1970s under legendary coach John Wooden. He was a teammate of Bill Walton during the era when the Bruins won seven consecutive NCAA mens titles and he was the only player that participated in all the games for the UCLA teams that went 89–1, the best winning percentage in NCAA mens basketball history. Farmer was drafted by both the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association and Denver Nuggets of the American Basketball Association. He did not play, but instead returned to UCLA to where he was an assistant basketball coach under John Wooden, Gene Bartow and Gary Cunningham, when Brown resigned prior to the 1981–82 season, Farmer was elevated to head coach of the UCLA basketball team. He was the coach of the University of California, Los Angeles from 1981 to 1984. He had recruited Earvin Magic Johnson to come play at UCLA, in 1985, Farmer became the head coach for Weber State University and was the successor to Neil McCarthy. Farmer coached Weber for three seasons and compiled a record of 34–54, Larry Farmer also coached at Loyola University Chicago from 1998 to 2004. Farmer had a 30–51 record over his first three seasons before breaking through in 2001. In that year, Farmer compiled a 17–13 record, 9–7 in the Horizon League, Farmer took the Ramblers to the brink of the NCAA Tournament before losing to rival University of Illinois Chicago. Farmer did not have success after that and struggled through his last two seasons with the Ramblers. Farmer has also coached at the professional level serving as coach of the Qadsia Sporting Club in Kuwait. He also served as a coach for the Kuwaiti National Team from 1992–97 and his college coaching experience also includes a stint as an assistant at Rhode Island, where he helped the Rams reach the Elite Eight. He spent three years on the bench at the University of Hawaii under Bob Nash from 2007–10, Farmer spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Western Michigan from 2010–12. In the 2012 season, Farmer was the director of development for mens basketball at North Carolina State
6. Pete Gillen – Gillen is currently a college basketball analyst with the CBS Sports Network. Gillen was two sport athlete in baseball and basketball at Fairfield University where he received his bachelors degree cum laude in English Literature in 1969. Coach Gillen began his career at his high school alma mater Brooklyn Prep. He soon moved to the level when he joined the coaching staff of the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. He was head coach at Xavier University from 1985 to 1994, Providence College from 1994 to 1998. At Xavier, Gillen compiled a record, taking the Musketeers to the NCAA tournament seven times. Gillen is still the most successful coach in history at Xavier. Following his success at Xavier, Gillen was hired at Providence to replace Rick Barnes, who had left to coach Clemson University. Following a tough 1997–98 year, where he lost four starters, Gillen moved on, replacing Jeff Jones at Virginia, gillens seven Virginia teams compiled an overall record of 118–93 and competed in five postseason tournaments. The Cavaliers participated in the 2001 NCAA Tournament and in the National Invitation Tournament four times and he resigned after the 2004–05 season. Gillen was notorious for his philosophy of expeditiously calling timeouts as he felt needed – routinely using most, if not all, of his teams allotted timeouts in the first half of games. In September 2008, Gillen was inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame along with NBA stars Kenny Anderson, Sam Perkins and Rod Strickland, and pioneers Lou Bender and Eddie Younger. Coach Gillen was an assistant coach under Don Nelson for the US national team during the 1994 FIBA World Championship, in 2005, Gillen joined College Sports Television as a college basketball analyst
7. Rick Pitino – Richard Andrew Rick Pitino is an American basketball coach. Since 2001, he has been the coach at the University of Louisville. As a college coach, Pitino has also served at Boston University, Providence College. In addition to his coaching career, Pitino also served two stints in the NBA, coaching the New York Knicks for two seasons and the Boston Celtics for three and a partial fourth. Pitino holds the distinction of being the mens coach in history to lead two different schools to an NCAA Championship. He is also the coach to lead three different schools to a Final Four. In 2013, Pitino was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, in addition to his on-court success, Pitino has also achieved a measure of success as an author and a motivational speaker. Pitino was born in New York City, New York and was raised in Bayville and he was captain of the St. Dominic High School basketball team in Oyster Bay, Long Island. He enrolled at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1970 and he was a standout guard for the Minutemen basketball team. His 329 career assists rank tenth all-time at UMass, as of the 2009–10 season and he led the team in assists as a junior and senior. The 168 assists as a senior is the eighth-best single season total ever there, Pitino earned his degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1974. Pitino is currently coach of the University of Louisville. Previous college coaching assignments include Boston University, Providence College, Pitino is considered by many to be one of the first coaches to promote fully taking advantage of the 3-point shot, first adopted by the NCAA in 1987. By exploiting the 3-point shot, his teams at Kentucky in the early 1990s were known as Pitinos Bombinos, even now, Pitinos teams are known for the 3-point threat and all of his teams rank towards the top in 3-point attempts per season. Many of Pitinos players and assistant coaches have gone on to successful collegiate coaches. Pitino started his career as a graduate assistant at the University of Hawaii in 1974. He was then the first assistant hired by Jim Boeheim in 1976 as Boeheim began his tenure at Syracuse University, Pitino served as Hawaiis interim head coach late in the 1975–76 season. Coach Bruce ONeil was fired after the Rainbow Warriors started the season 9–12, Pitino led Hawaii for their final six games, going 2–4 in the span