By Stephen Tsai
Tomorrow is the first day applications may be reviewed for the two soon-to-be-vacated, full-time positions on the UH football coaching staff.
Defensive coordinator Thom Kaumeyer and linebacker coach Tony Tuioti were told they would not be retained after their contracts expire in March. Both coaches, like all UH-Manoa assistant coaches, are on one-year contracts. They will continue to receive semi-monthly paychecks through March unless they are hired elsewhere before their contracts expire.
There does not appear to be an immediate time frame for filling both positions. The recruiting period, now in a so-called "dead" phase, will not open fully until after the American Football Coaches Association Convention (Jan. 12-15 in Indianapolis). Na Koa is paying for several UH coaches, including Kaumeyer and Tuioti, to attend the convention.
The Rainbow Warriors already have filled many of the slots for the three weekends recruits may take visits leading to the Feb. 5 signing day. The Warriors will conduct the 15 practices of spring training in April, following Manoa's spring break (March 24-30).
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