UH Warriors to host football clinic at UH Hilo, public invited to free event

Acknowledging the impact of the Kīlauea eruption, the NCAA has approved UH Mānoa’s request to host the clinic at UH Hilo.

Nick Rolovich
Nick Rolovich

University of Hawai‘i football coach Nick Rolovich is bringing Warrior football to Hawai‘i Island June 15, 2018, hosting a free clinic at the University of Hawai‘i Hilo.

The one-day event will be held on campus on the outfield of the Vulcan Baseball Complex. A big man camp for offensive and defensive lineman will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a skills session to follow in the afternoon for quarterbacks, wide receivers, and running backs, 2:00 to 4 p.m. The clinic will be open to incoming high school freshmen through seniors.

The entire Warrior coaching staff will be on hand to run the sessions.

Acknowledging the impact of the Kīlauea eruption, the NCAA has approved UH Mānoa’s request to host the clinic at UH Hilo. NCAA rules restrict a Division I school to only holding football camps for high school players on its own campus. Rolovich told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser: “Because UH Hilo is a sister school, we asked if we could have it there because of the volcano. They approved it.”

Patrick Guillen
Patrick Guillen

UH Hilo’s athletic director Pat Guillen says the Vulcans are proud and excited to collaborate with Coach Rolovich and UH Mānoa for the event.

“With all that the people of our great island have suffered through lately, we hope that this will serve as a morale builder for our community,” says Guillen. “The youth of these effected areas and their families could use a much needed distraction, and we hope that they are able to join us on Friday.”

Media release.