Dunnachie gets all-star invite

December 27th, 2012


Former UH punter Alex Dunnachie has been invited to play in the Casino Del Sol All-Star Game in Tucson on Jan. 11, 2013.

Dunnachie leaves Hawaii today to train in California. He still has not selected an agent.

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This year, the volleyball Warriors will have "VASTEC" on the back of their practice jerseys.

Translation: Volleyball, academics, strength, teamwork, effort/energy, choice.

The Warriors opened training camp today.


* * * * * *

There is a 50-50 chance that opposite attacker Jonas Umlauft will return to the volleyball Warriors for the 2014 season.

After completing his sophomore season in May 2011, Umlauft spent the next 19 months attending school in his native Germany. He is scheduled to complete work on an engineering degree this coming summer.

In e-mails with the UH coaches, Umlauft has indicted he would consider returning to UH to pursue a master's degree.

* * * * *

Construction continues on the Nagatani academic center:


128 Responses to “Dunnachie gets all-star invite”

  1. azwarrior22:


  2. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!


  3. Kevin:

    First FIDO, then VASTEC…

    At least throw a hashtag “#” infront of them. Get it trending at least. :wink:

  4. jm2375:

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    Yes! It's Warrior volleyball time! First up, BYWho in Provo next weekend. :twisted: Why in da he$$ do we start the season with MPSF matches??? Thanks, MPSF. Not.

    Do I have to wait till after 1/4 for my season tickets? Kinda cutting close aren't they, considering the home opener is on the 10th.

  5. Bigislandkurt:

    Read Ferd's column regarding Rolo. Good points, but I just don't see Chow hiring Rolo. I'm sure Chow has his guy in mind already. Rolo is not from the Chow tree of coaches. And for all intents and purposes, Chow is the OC. The new guy who comes in will probably be more of a WR coach.

    The only way I see Rolo returning is when the Chow regime exits.


  6. Stephen Tsai:

    At first, I thought it was the name of an Eastern European player.
    The Vastec family isn't as large as the Imua family.

  7. V-Ball Fan:

    How are the local boys on the Warrior volleyball team doing? Any news on who the starters will be?

  8. Stephen Tsai:

    Apparently UH's "essential" employees include coaches, trainers and parking guards.

  9. BigWave96744:

    I thought Gib secured sponsorship from the Bobby Curran weight lost program.. oh wait that's Vasper

  10. gobows:

    ST - Did Jonas "the germanator" Umlauft say "I'll be back"

  11. Stephen Tsai:

    No decisions on the starters except for J.P. Marks. But it is not known if Marks will start at opposite or on the left side.
    Good battle in the middle, setter and libero.
    Ryan Leung is challenging at opposite. Joby Ramos is in a two-man battle at setter. Matt Cheape and Koby Kanetake are in a tight competition at libero.
    In all, there are 13 new players.
    And a new coach (Sean Carney).

  12. BigWave96744:

    I still get a kick out of "He Hate Me" from the Vince McMahon XFL league

  13. Stephen Tsai:

    I think he said: Call me, maybe.

  14. gobows:

    #5 that's how I see it, but I also don't expect NC to stay for 10 years, maybe 5 or 6. If you can be successful at UH, then you can do it at any school in the country.

  15. Kevin:

    I still like the XFL idea of skipping the coin toss and having each team select one guy to sprint for the ball laying out on the 50 yard line to start the game.

    The “no fair catch” rule was funny to watch and VERY entertaining, but it’s a bit much.

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  17. Buffoman:

    Is there another local player in the future that has the "it" factor like Allen Allen (sp?)? That young man was something special and while some may argue Yuval made men's V-ball popular, I say that it was Allen Allen who got things rocking in old Klum.

  18. Stephen Tsai:

    While Jay is away, AD workers no stay.
    Where the heck is everybody? The first-floor door is locked. I think only Panda workers are working today.

  19. jimmy the lock:

    I lack the fansire for men's volleyball. I'll give it my best...GO WARrior volley... sigh.

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    top 20

  21. A-House:


    did you see my :last: post this morning for yeterday's post before ST introduced a new post for today?

  22. kifi:

    Temple: We hear that Matt Rhule has interest in bringing on Nevada offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Nick Rolovich to serve as offensive coordinator. (Football Scoop)

    My, my, my. Why would a person leave Nevada for Temple? Me doesn't think it's going to happen.

  23. Bigislandkurt:

    If Temple offers more $$$ and better opportunity/exposure, I'm sure Rolo will listen.


  24. mikey:

    Wasn't that same offer from Temple last year before he left for Nevada, close to home?

    Rolo better off closer to home. Go west young man.

  25. Kevin:

    Take the money is RIGHT.

    We're all going over the cliff anyway...

  26. cocobean:

    Rolo should go to Temple. Broaden his horizon, chance to formulate the game plan and call the plays. Won't have someone looking over his shoulder like in HI or NV.

    Big East vs MWC pay scale.

  27. kifi:

    #24 - I think it was UMass last year.

  28. BigWave96744:

    UMass was Rolo's job until Ault came calling

  29. Stephen Tsai:

    Rolo needs to run his own offense.
    He doesn't make the calls in Nevada.

  30. A-House:

    Jonas coming back is both a blessing and downer IF the team has built a great chemistry and the outside hitters/opposites did well in 2013.

    Yet, it would be great to see that young man back in Hawaii.

    What happened to his "girl friend" who is also from Germany? Both went back home to get their degrees?

  31. kifi:

    #22. Of course interest from Temple doesn't mean that any contact was made.

  32. Wes'side Warrior:

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    Hope you all had a great Christmas!

    And wishing you all a terrific New year!

    As for us, been busy as usual. Got our last volunteer day in for the Toys for Tots program out here yesterday. What a long month this has been! We actually had sleet for a minute in our area. A Minute! Hahaha! Stay warm and safe, everyone! Hoping my son's paperwork goes through at UH, since we're all moving back home after his HS graduation this May...

  33. Duster:

    At first glance, I thought VASTEC was VASECTOMY. Ouch!

  34. Leron:

    #17 my pick for best player is Tui Tuileta from Punahou. When he's not busy playing QB in the fall, he's led his club team to 5 straight National titles. That team was so good as 12 year olds that they played and beat a lot of older girls teams in club ball. That team also has a setter named Micah Ma'a who has some pretty good Vball genes himself.

  35. Buffoman:

    #34 Wow, but can we keep him here? Allen Allen was from Castle HS and may have been overlooked by the other "name" schools that seem to be on the Punahou Menu.

  36. nyuhtx:

    Congrats to Alex Dunnachie and a thanks for all he contributed to UH. Remember your alma mater when you start making the big bucks!

  37. Former UH Athlete:

    About damn time the Nagatani Center got a face-lift. I remember the cramped computer stalls and not enough table space for group studies.

    I spent plenty of time working on my CS 151 class (computer programming) down there... Oh dear god do I hate Java.... 5 hours of computer work just to make the computer say "hello" and add/subtract. I felt relieved to get my C in that class.

  38. BigWave96744:

    It's funny when Reno smashed Hawaii some folks gave Rolo all praise.
    When Nevada sputtered and lost, it was Ault's play calling.
    Same remarks echoed in 2010 & 2011. Praise the OC, blame the HC.

    With June and Norm both get the credit and blame.

    Stephen #29,
    there are a lot of folks who will disagree with you.
    I, for one, am not in that boat.
    Before anointed as a great Coordinator, one must be able to make the calls and bite the bullet when it fails

  39. BigWave96744:

    Former UH Athlete, I think you would have gotten a higher grade if your output was "Hello, world" :)

  40. jimmy the lock:

    Like when Former UH Athlete remarked that Rolo tweaked the RnS into mediocrity. Aisoos Mother goose.

    Congrats to Alex Dunnachie. Not bad for not having an agent...yet.

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  42. Kevin:

    Stretch shared the link about Dustin Sylva who is a UH sports concession worker who had his wheelchair STOLEN from his home.

    Online fundraiser to help him out:


  43. Kevin:


    C’mon my friend. Sports fans contradicting themselves? Nah… that NEVER happens. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Sports fans are like political party loyalists... all bias and little BRAIN.

  44. Curt:

    Though I would like to see Rolo back at UH, I think Chow will pick someone he's worked with. I just hope that this individual has had lots of experience and success in coaching. If I recall correctly, some of his assistants had minimal coaching experience. In the past, I was impressed with the staff that JJ had like Mac, Glanville, Mouse, Miano, Lee brothers, etc. Let the young pups get their OJT elsewhere.

  45. Kekoa:

    Would be awesome to have the Big German BOWzooka back on the court!

    2013 will be an All-Warrior Year!

  46. BigWave96744:

    To me there is a difference between tweaking (not the batu kine) and executing.

    It's like in auto racing. The head mechanic can tweak the engine perfectly, but the driver might miss shift or let the pedal off the metal.

  47. BigWave96744:

    Miano never coached before JJ hired him

  48. jm2375 (iPad):

    Congrats to Alex Dunnachie. Hope he has a good game and impresses the scouts.

  49. jimmy the lock:


    And usually when you tweak something it's to make it better, fine tuning.

  50. Old School Dave:

    JJ's first UH staff consisted of:

    Greg McMackin: DC - Seattle Seahawks
    George Lumpkin: LBs - Kamehameha School (UH assistant 73-95)
    Wes Suan: RBs - Linfield College
    Mike Cavanaugh: OL - Quality Control SD Chargers
    Vantz Singletary: DL - Southern Univ.
    Dennis McKnight: ST - High School Assitant (San Diego area)
    Dan Morrison: QBs - Punahou School HC
    Ron Lee: WRs - St. Louis School Assistant
    Rich Miano: DBs - Private Business/Radio Color

  51. d1shima:

    RIP Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf.

    A True Warrior. Thank you for your service, General.

  52. d1shima:

    "You konna ket it as soon as I find da Belk."

  53. jimmy the lock:

    I remember those videos of the Tomahawk missiles hitting their targets...RIP

  54. jimmy the lock:

    Going to war without France is like going hunting without an accordion.
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  55. RedZone:

    When I think of Schwarzkopf I think of the luckiest man in Iraq.


  56. RedZone:

    Oi,oi,oi Alex Dunnachie. Kick em high and kick em far.

  57. Wes'side Warrior:

    Rest in Peace, Sir.

  58. al:

    a house...probably two things;

    one, no more scholies available for January?
    two, wants to train on his own in preparation of his college career?
    three, contemplating redshirt first year anyway?
    four, wants to spend time with family, friends, before embarking on this journey?
    five, all of the above....?

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    ...well, 60 with the SPAM. :roll:
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  61. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good on ya Dunnachie!

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  63. Wes'side Warrior:

    Always good to hear of opportunities for former Warriors. Keep booming it, Alex Dunnachie! Good luck to you, and any others trying to make their dreams come true!

    (For some reason, as I typed that last line, I could almost see butterflies fluttering around a milkweed tree! Must be tired... time for go sleep!)

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  65. 3-Promg:

    If Umlauft comes back in 2014 how much eligibility does he have left? Bugga was one true
    Terminatah at 6'9". Did he grow by any chance?

  66. jm2375 (iPad):

    3-prong - Mr. Umlauft would have 2 years of eligibility left.

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  68. A-House:


    if no more schollies, how is UH gonna offer the Florida contingent that just visited or will be here this weekend?

    is Chow holding schollies for them or any of the Kahuku player(s)?

  69. Old School Dave:

    UH Football OC position advertised as required by state law:


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  73. jm2375 (iPad):

    3-prong - it's personal and I don't feel like explaining it again. Should you attend a future Tsaiko social event, I Might explain it again, but then again you are a Cowpuke fan...

  74. kapakahi:


    More available scholies are possible.....'cuz there are some still considering departing.....before NLI Day....some expected....and some also maybe not so expected.

    Coach's OC selection will also affect the decisions of those offensive players still considering departing.


  75. HawaiiMongoose:

    VASTEC? Hmm, don't know about that one. Using an acronym to communicate core values is a good, proven team-building strategy. But a six-letter word conveying seven values (since the E has two meanings) seems like overkill to me. It's like, we couldn't decide on the three or four most important things to emphasize so we threw them all in.

    Sorry, I don't mean to be negative but that's just how it strikes me.

    Plus VASTEC sounds like the evil computer megamind plotting to take over the planet and subjugate the inferior humans.

  76. 3-Prong:

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  79. kapakahi:

    JMHO that UH should be recruiting Star Advertiser 1st Team All-State OG Charles Sataraka (Farrington HS).....especially IF OG Reeve Koehler (Saint Louis) commits elsewhere.


  80. Curt:

    Old School Dave,

    Thanks for posting JJ's initial staff at UH. I believe Ron Lee was an offensive coordinator at Oregon Tech. Besides playing extensively in the NFL, Dennis McKnight was a high school and college (Grossmont College and San Diego State) coach.

  81. clyde:

    I hope Jason Gesser applies for the OC position. A little light in experience -- one year HC in high school; two years at Idaho, one as running backs coach when he was named the WAC's top recruiter and the other as OC and later interim head coach after Akey was fired -- and a little young (33). But he's got a lot going for him. Tough competitor, great leader (2-time all-state QB; 3-time captain at Wazzu and Co-Player of the Year of the Pac-10 w/Carson Palmer) and -- if memory serves -- a personable guy. Note that he was in Hawaii over the holidays, but not sure if he still considers this home.

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  92. al:

    a house...first, this is the dead period, therefore, no visits this weekend.
    secondly, who said we were out of scholies?

    by my reckoning, we have almost 20 to offer. plus, some are leftovers from last year.
    the Florida invasion occurs the first weekend available.

  93. al:

    including tigi hill we have three kahuku boys. also, aofaga wily could join that group as two year mission first pick up.

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  99. Shoko:

    Morning folks! Hope everyone had a great Christmas!

    Congrats to the Dunnachie. During his freshmen year, I use to call him the "Shankster", but since then he's come along way, literally, and developed into a solid pro prospect. Best of luck to him.

    I have to agree that Rolo leaving is slim, but one never knows when $$$ is mentioned. Ault is the lowest paid coach in the Mountain West, so one can guess that his staff doesn't get paid that well either by conference standards.

  100. Shoko:

    A quote that might indicate that Rolo's job as an OC is limited in Ault's Pistol.

    "Ault should move to athletic director, let Rolovich do the job he was hired to do and the new head coach should double as the defensive coordinator."


  101. wisemary:

    Why did Sam Biscaro leave the team? did he transfer to a better volleyball program?

  102. ai-eee-soos:

    UNR's OC & DC salaries:

    " ... Offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich ($125,975) and defensive coordinator Mike Bradeson ($150,974) were two of the lowest-paid coordinators in the MWC. ..."

    Found this in the RGJ.

  103. Tofuzuke:

    Coach Chow hires recruiters..... I think Miano would help Chow recruit in the islands.

  104. kapakahi:

    Regardless of Rolo's limited role despite his OC title at UNR, just not sure how well Rolo would mesh with Coach's "old school" methods and ways.....considering that all the other offensive coaches (Rauscher, Wiesehan, Uperesa) have all coached previously under and/or with Coach and all basically understood his coaching approach, style, and philosophies before even joining the UH staff.

  105. kapakahi:


    The only way that happens is.....IF Daronte Jones decides to move on.

  106. kapakahi:


    Tigi's still got some school work to take care of.....like Moala....and possibly Tua'au.

    Still too early to count any of them yet.

    Could be Deja Vu.....like last JC signees (Brown, Fields, Turner).

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