Hawai'i To Give Utah OC Norm Chow His First Chance As Head Coach

Hawaii Warriors head coach Greg McMackin resigned from his position and will be replaced by Utah OC Norm Chow.

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Norm Chow Hired As Hawai'i Football Head Coach

After spending decades working as an assistant coach, Utah offensive coordinator Norm Chow will take the reigns of an FBS program. On Wednesday, Hawai'i confirmed Chow has been hired as its next head coach, one day after initial reports of the forthcoming union began to surface.

Chow is coming home, as well, having been born in Honolulu. In a statement, the Utah defensive coordinator turned Hawai'i head coach said he was excited fro the opportunity, and hopes to make the fans proud.

"I am extremely honored to receive the privilege of leading the University of Hawai'i football program; it is very humbling," Chow said. "This is a program with great history, and I feel excited and energized about creating a program that will make all of the people of Hawai'i feel pride for the university and our state. I am looking forward to coming home, to family and friends, and I am going to do my best to contribute to the rich history of Hawai'i and its progress. I want to thank President Greenwood, the Board of Regents and Athletics Director Jim Donovan for giving me this opportunity, and I am looking forward to meeting the student body at the University of Hawai'i and getting them excited about Hawai'i Football."

Chow becomes the first Asian-American head coach at an FBS institution. He joins Hawai'i after 39 years as an assistant coach, including 27 years at BYU. Chow will remain with Utah in the interim, coaching the Utes in the upcoming Hyundai Bowl.

For more on Chow, visit Utah blog Block U. For more college football, stick to SB Nation's college football news hub.

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Norm Chow To Be Named Next Hawai'i Football Coach

Utah Utes offensive coordinator Norm Chow will be named the next head coach of the Hawai'i Warriors, the program confirmed in curious fashion by tweeting a link to the Star Advertiser's article on the subject. Still, a confirmation is a confirmation:

UH Warrior Football@HawaiiFootball NORM CHOW APPROVED AS NEXT UH FOOTBALL COACH - Hawaii News - Honolulu Star-Advertiserfb.me/1me0Z8XXw

As the Star Advertiser's Ferd Lewis reports, a press conference could be called for Thursday after Chow emerged ahead of two other candidates.

Born in Honolulu, Chow played his college ball for the Utes before coaching at BYU. From there, he's mostly remained on the west coast, other than stints with N.C. State and the Tennessee Titans. He's been his team's offensive coordinator at every stop since 1996, including the 2003 and 2004 AP national championship USC Trojans teams.

For more on Chow, visit Utah blog Block U. For more college football, stick to SB Nation's college football news hub.

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